Kurt Elling, born November 2, 1967, is an American jazz singer. In 1989, Elling graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College. After graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota in 1989, Elling enrolled at The University of Chicago’s Divinity School. He remained there until January 1992 when he was one credit shy of graduation. Elling released seven albums on the Blue Note label in the past ten years. He has recorded and performed with many musicians including David Amram and Joanne Brackeen. Elling currently has Rob Amster on bass and Laurence Hobgood playing piano. Kobe Watkins plays drums. His regular appearances at the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, 4802 N. Broadway, Chicago. Three years running, Elling won the JazzTimes and Down Beat critics’ polls in the Best Male Singer category. The 17,000-member service group that produces the Grammy Awards, Elling is Vice Chair of National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Text contributed by users is available under Creative Commons By–SA License. It may also be available under GNU FDL.