One more participant of this year’s, 19th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2015 was announced. American vocalist Kurt Elling is coming to the international music festival to present his recent album Passion World.
The June release includes two bonus tracks in album’s download version on iTunes: Me Jedyne Niebo and Parisian Heartbreak, both composed by Richard Galliano and written by Kurt Elling.
The concert on 07 November is going to be Elling’s second performance in Sarajevo. He premiered at Jazz Fest in 2009 when he presented his album Dedicated to You which earned him a Grammy award few months after. Same happened last year at 18th Jazz Fest when Diane Reeves introduced her new album Beautiful Life and received her fifth Grammy in a row this February.
Passion World is Elling’s 11th album. All of his previous releases share a curiosity, they all earned a nomination for the Grammy award. Acclaimed Downbeat magazine’s critics named Kurt Elling best male vocalist 13 times in years between 2000 and 2012.