Juliet Kelly is one of UK jazz’s hidden treasures. Gifted with a beautiful, expressive voice, she is also a talented, highly original songwriter who draws on a diverse set of influences and has performed with the likes of Courtney Pine, Seb Rochford and Yazz Ahmed. Juliet has released 4 albums to critical acclaim with several tracks receiving widespread radio airplay. She has appeared at clubs and festivals throughout the UK and Europe with concerts in Italy, Germany, Greece and Russia and opened for legendary artists Hugh Masekela, Georgie Fame and Take 6. With her love of jazz classics alongside a talent for writing charming originals with infectious rhythms and catchy melodies, Juliet's performances are filled with warmth, humour, pathos and beauty.
Spellbound Stories is Juliet's latest album and is a set of songs based on some of her favourite novels. Novels used as inspiration include The Color Purple (Alice Walker), Veronika Decides to Die (Paolo Coelho), Perfume: The Story of A Murderer (Patrick Süskind) and White Teeth (Zadie Smith).
July 24, 2011
Glam Goes Rustic: Juliet Kelly Celebrates Jazz Divas With Rural Tour
January 19, 2011
From Nina to Norma – British Singer, Juliet Kelly, Thanks the Divas...
July 29, 2009
Jazz Singer & Songwriter, Juliet Kelly, Puts the Glam Back into Jazz...
April 30, 2009
UK Jazz Singer & Songwriter Juliet Kelly Presents "Glam Jazz"
November 29, 2008
UK Jazz Singer and Songwriter, Juliet Kelly, Offers Sweet Caress with...
October 30, 2005
British Jazz Singer & Songwriter, Juliet Kelly, Returns With A Luscious...
January 29, 2005
Angelic Appeal from Rising UK Jazz Singer Juliet Kelly
March 29, 2004
Juliet Kelly's Tribute to Nina Simone - Final Tour Dates
January 14, 2004
Jazz Singer & Songwriter Juliet Kelly's Jan-Feb UK Appearance Schedule
December 08, 2003
Vocalist Juliet Kelly Releases 'Aphrodite
“Kelly has been a well-kept secret of the UK scene for some time, but the honesty and charm of
Spellbound Stories might change that.” John Fordham, THE GUARDIAN
This fourth album from vocalist Juliet Kelly completely seduces the senses... Kelly's wordless
vocalese in Ghosts (mixed by Seb Rochford) is a standout, while All He'll Ever Need illustrates
the singer's facility for penning the catchiest of vocal hooks... nothing quite prepares you for the
wonderfully strange take on Wuthering Heights, the album's sole cover. (Spellbound Stories)
Peter Quinn, JAZZWISE MAGAZINE
The nuanced warmth of Kelly's rich, full voice is streets ahead of most of her contemporaries
and hearing her wrap it around the many styles presented here, which range from drum-driven
primitivism to knowingly intimate balladeering, is a delight. (Spellbound Stories) BBC MUSIC
Kelly has found a way of marrying a jazz sensibility with R&B-inspired arrangements for
acoustic trio that are never cliched
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