Feb 9, 2010 – It’s great when someone truly deserving of recognition wins the reward that goes along with that accolade. So to hear that Kurt Elling finally received his first Best Vocal Jazz Album Grammy for Dedicated To You after nine nominations was extraordinarily great.
We thought that Elling’s Man In The Air would be a sure winner in 2004, and that 2007’s Night Moves, which did not receive a nomination was equally deserving.
There are several other of those nine recordings that could have won as well, but there’s something even more special about his winning for such an extraordinary showcase as Dedicated To You. Likewise, it says volumes about any artist who is consistenly singled out for such great work over more than a decade, but to see him finally realize the prize his work so richly deserves is something special indeed.
Check out TheJazzPage’s October 2009 review of Kurt Elling’s now-Grammy-winning project, Dedicated To You.