finally did it. After nine nominations, Elling won a Grammy this year. His Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman
won Best Vocal Jazz Album. That's the topping on all the other accolades that have come his way of late. He also won the Downbeat Critics Poll again. And the Jazz Journalists Male Vocalist of the year. Now local fans can salute him. Sunday night, Elling will close out this year's Chicago Jazz Festival
. Kurt Elling sets down for a conversation with Richard Steele.