Nancy Kelly

Nancy Kelly is a jazz singer of exceptional talent. Her live performances are legendary. Kelly has won many awards and has enlisted many fans around the world. Ms. Kelly brings a refreshing breath of fresh air to a market where shallow emotions and wispy voices are common. Nancy Kelly’s vocal style is an example of style, phrasing and swing. She is both old-school and new. Although she’s an experienced performer, her ideas and delivery are new. Kelly has great jazz chops. Nancy is a joyous singer with a cheerful vocal sound and an undercurrent of blues. She began her musical journey at age four in Rochester, New York. Over her 40-plus-year career, she has perfected her signature swing/bop take not prisoner’s back to the roots swinging style in front audiences all over the U.S.A and abroad. This includes her three tours of Japan, as well as a recent Asia tour that included Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Jakarta. Nancy performs regularly in New York City, including at The Blue Note and Birdland, The Rainbow Room, and Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Lincoln Center. She is often seen in Los Angeles and Miami as well as numerous jazz clubs, festivals and symphony orchestra performances across the country. In the Down Beat Readers’ Poll, Nancy was twice named “Best Female jazz vocalist”. Five of her critically acclaimed CDs have been released. Her first CD, “Live Jazz”, reached #11 on Billboard’s charts. Houston Person, a tenor saxophonist and guest on “Born to Swing” as well as her fourth cd “Well Alright”, are both featured on “Well Alright”. Nancy’s highly-acclaimed 5th CD “B That Way”, which was released in May, has spent 8 weeks in the top 50 of the national JazzWeek charts. It is currently receiving rave reviews around the world. All of Miss Kelly‚Äôs achievements and accolades prove that it takes time to become a great jazz singer. The life experiences that surround the voice are more important than any other instrument. They give it its soul and resonance. Bird said, “If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your mouth.” Nancy Kelly is a living example of it. Nancy Kelly is “The Real Deal” in every way. From www.birdlandjazz.com

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