In America, Kurt Elling is regarded as the best jazz vocalist of
this moment. He is a Grammy winner, has won several vocalist polls
and regularly releases albums that are appreciated by audiences and
critics alike. Elling is one of the best scat vocalists around and
he is also a gifted lyrics writer. He has created his very own
style, the "rant", where he improvises with words on the spot.
During this edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival, he can be seen
performing with several lineups. Besides a concert with his fellow
singers Al Jarreau and Jon Hendricks and the Metropole Orkest, he
will also perform Frank Sinatra's work, together with Klüvers Big
Band. Furthermore, accompanied by the big band, Elling will play
work from his latest album, The Gate, that includes songs by King
Crimson, Herbie Hancock and The Beatles, among others.