Brasil To Bebop Celebration At D'Anbino Winery With Vocalist Julie Kelly And The Marshall Otwell Quartet, Sunday, November 11th!


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Her interpretations of the Great American Songbook are full of joy and spontaneity. Listening to her, you are reminded that jazz singing is still alive and well! —Leonard Feather
Vocalist/lyricist Julie Kelly, one of Los Angeles’ finest interpreters of jazz standards and Brazilian music, will be bringing her considerable talents to D'Anbino Vineyards in Paso Robles, accompanied by the Marshall Otwell Quartet on Sunday, November 11th, for a celebration of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Jon Hendricks.

Joining her will be the graceful and swinging Marshall Otwell Quartet, featuring pianist Marshall Otwell (Carmen McRae), bassist Dylan Johnson and drummer Darrell Voss, along with special guest and Central Coast favorite, saxophonist Dave Becker. Julie will sing some of Jobim's greatest hits like “Desafinado” and “Wave,” as well as dive into Jon Hendrick's bluesy bebop bag with tunes like “Moanin'” and “Hi Fly.”

Jazz critic Leonard Feather once wrote, “Her interpretations of the Great American Songbook are full of joy and spontaneity. Listening to her, you are reminded that jazz singing is still alive and well!” Her compelling lyrics, including those written to tunes by Larry Goldings, Chico Pinheiro and Luciana Souza, showcase her poetic range. She has played and recorded with such luminaries as Nat Adderley, Alan Broadbent, Ray Brown, Anthony Wilson and superstar Chris Botti.

Ms. Kelly, who was recently voted in the Top 10 (alongside Cyrille Aimee and Tierney Sutton) for “Female Vocalist” in Downbeat Magazine’s Reader’s Poll, received critical acclaim and wide national jazz radio airplay for her latest CD, Happy to Be.

According to Jersey Jazz, “There are many fine singers based in the Los Angeles area, and among the best is Julie Kelly. Happy to Be is a winner from start to finish.“ Downbeat says, “Sassy, candid Julie Kelly tells captivating stories that hold us in thrall,” while All About Jazz raves, “Happy To Be has it all: fine instrumental solos, a Rolls-Royce rhythm section, sharp arrangements, choice material, and a stellar singer who makes great use of it all.”

Since 1984, when she released We're On Our Way with her quintessential version of “All My Tomorrows,” Kelly has been known as one of the finest interpreters of ballads. Her hip vocals shine through on an out-of-the-box repertoire that ranges from bebop to Brazilian.

Currently, Julie Kelly maintains a busy teaching and performing schedule in Los Angeles.


Sunday, November 11th from 4pm-6:30pm

D’Anbino Vineyards
710 Pine Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Reservations: (805) 227-6800
Cover $20/$10 Wine Club members

Julie Kelly, vocals
Marshall Otwell, piano
Dave Becker, saxophone
Dylan Johnson, bass
Daryl Voss, drums

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