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Dedicated: An Interview With Grammy Winner Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling won his first Grammy Sunday night, for his John Coltrane tribute CD "Dedicated To You."

Kurt Elling

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Not just a 'bridesmaid' anymore: After being nominated nine times, Kurt Elling won his first Grammy.

Just last week, NPR’s Felix Contreras noted that when it comes to winning a Grammy Kurt Elling is always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Turns out that his ninth nomination was a charm for the Chicago singer, however. Elling took home Best Jazz Vocal last night for his recent CD Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman. In an Afterglow program last September, Elling spoke with me about his new CD, much of which is featured in the hour-long show:

Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling

David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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