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Portland Jazz Sensation Shelly Rudolph Teams Up With Charlie Hunter For New Single 'I Love Love'

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Shelly Rudolph

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Portland, Oregon-based singer-songwriter Shelly Rudolph is set to captivate audiences again with her latest single, “I Love LOVE." This soulful and funky song celebrates the universal power of love.

Teaming up with renowned jazz-soul artist Charlie Hunter, trumpeter Cyrus Naibipoor, and drummer Reinhardt Wolfgang Melz, Rudolph delivers a track that promises to delight music lovers of all genres.

“I Love LOVE" began as a poem, as many of my songs do, but when I stepped up to the mic I started singing! Thus, a song was born.

Lyrically, it is playful and sweet but the message is deep: love in any / every flavor, in any / every combination is to be savored and celebrated.

As a follow up to my album, “The Way We Love" this unabashedly sassy number has a decidedly different sound but my mantra and life mission remain the same: LOVE always, always. That's all we are here for."

Drawing upon her signature style, which combines soul, jazz, and blues, Rudolph infuses “I Love LOVE" with infectious energy. Her sultry vocals shimmy and twist alongside Hunter’s trademark groove-driving guitar/bass hybrid sound, and her well-thought-out lyrics delve into matters of the heart, sweet delights, and the universal urge to celebrate love in all its forms.

In addition to Charlie Hunter's incomparable talents, whose soulful savvy on the guitar adds depth and dimension to the track, Shelly is joined by New Orleans-steeped rising star trumpeter Cyrus Naibipoor and all-star drummer Reinhardt Wolfgang Melz. They contribute their unique flair to the mix and elevate “I Love LOVE” to new heights.

About Shelly Rudolph

Shelly Rudolph’s music career spans more than two decades and encompasses various genres, including jazz, soul, blues, R&B, reggae, and pop.

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, she has become a fixture in the local music scene, captivating audiences with her soul-stirring vocals and dynamic performances.

Her latest album, “The Way We Love,” marks a solid departure from conventional jazz stylings, embracing a drum-less, chamber jazz aesthetic. Collaborating with “maverick” cellist David Darling, Rudolph has created an intimate and expansive musical landscape.

Over the years, Rudolph has shared the stage with luminaries like Tom Grant and Phil Baker of Pink Martini while also making her mark as a solo artist. Her ability to blend genres and infuse her music with poetic lyricism has earned her accolades and a devoted following.

Her influence extends internationally, with placements on prominent platforms, including Spotify and Pandora, and on international jazz radio stations in Europe, Japan, Indonesia, and the Middle East.

Rudolph also remained deeply rooted in her community, participating in various projects and initiatives. Her contributions have been recognized with awards such as the Professional Development Grant from RACC, and she has been selected for Mayor Adams’ Listen Local program.

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Title: I Love LOVE | Year Released: 2024 | Record Label: Self Produced


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