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NEWS: RECORDING

Nancy Kelly Releases April 26th Remembering Mark Murphy Featuring Randy Brecker And More!

Nancy Kelly Releases April 26th Remembering Mark Murphy Featuring Randy Brecker And More!

"People often ask me who my favorite singer is, and my answer is always, without hesitation, Mark Murphy. With Mark's passing, I was moved to honor him musically with this recording. It was early in my singing career that a friend turned me on to Mark. Most of the songs chosen for this recording were ones ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Roy Kral and Thelonious Monk birthdays; RIP Carol Hall

Read "Roy Kral and Thelonious Monk birthdays; RIP Carol Hall" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Celebrating mid-October birthdays with songs by pianist/composer Roy Kral, who with his wife vocalist Jackie Cain formed the duo group Jackie & Roy, and also Thelonious Monk a year after his centennial. Also remembering songwriter Carol Hall (1936-2018) best known for the Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, but who also contributed lyrics to ...

NEWS: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Nancy Kelly's 6th CD honors legendary Jazz singer Mark Murphy

Nancy Kelly's 6th CD honors legendary Jazz singer Mark Murphy

Support Nancy Kelly's Mark Murphy Tribute CD About this project Thank you for your interest in this very exciting opportunity to help fund my sixth recording project. People often ask me who my favorite singer is, and my answer is always, without hesitating, Mark Murphy. I was heavily influenced by his work. He was “the real deal,” and he’s ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nancy Kelly: B That Way

Read "B That Way" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Vocalist Nancy Kelly is one of those artists one can always count on for producing muscular and assertive jazz. On B That Way, Kelly is supported by an organ-guitar trio featuring tenor saxophone. Such a format affords an expanse of sound from the intimacy of a piano trio to the full-throated roar of a big band. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

NY Vocalist Nancy Kelly Performs Live at Vitello's (Studio City) on March 22

NY Vocalist Nancy Kelly Performs Live at Vitello's (Studio City) on March 22

Nancy Kelly will perform with the Llew Matthews Trio Upstairs at Vitello's Jazz & Supper Club in Studio City. There will be two shows 8p & 10p. Reservations at 818-769-0905 are highly recommended for this rare appearance."Nancy Kelly's refined vocal style is a study in phrasing, style and the ability to swing. Kelly's powerful singing has ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nancy Kelly: Born to Swing

Read "Born to Swing" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Nancy Kelly è stata scelta due volte di fila come cantante dell'anno dal pubblico che legge Down Beat, niente male per una che si produce da sola le proprie incisioni! Con il suo enorme senso dello swing affronta una serie di standards che suonano freschi e pimpanti. Le sue doti vocali sono indubbie ed il gruppo che l'accompagna è perfettamente sintonizzato ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nancy Kelly: Born To Swing

Read "Born To Swing" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Nancy Kelly is a jazz vocalist who has recorded three albums since 1988 on the Amherst label. Born in Rochester, Kelly lives on Lake Ontario between Syracuse and Rochester in upstate New York. Her new album has the decided advantage of presenting her with a fine quartet: Houston Person (tenor sax), Dino Losito (keyboards), Neal Miner ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Nancy Kelly And Her Trio

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Michael D's
July 20-21-2002

Nancy Kelly held the audience in the palm of her hand for two magical nights at Michael D's Santa Rosa Jazz Club. Thomas Beecham was right when he said, “Magical music never leaves the memory" and Miss Kelly was the enchantress that cast her dazzling spell over those ...