Juliet Kelly

An acclaimed jazz singer and songwriter, Juliet has forged her own unique niche on the jazz scene with her distinctive velvety voice, infectious grooves and Glam Jazz style. Her sophisticated sound perfectly encapsulates the glamour of the jazz divas of a bygone age - with a modern, sassy twist.

A graduate of London's prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Juliet has worked with many outstanding musicians including Tony Kofi, Gary Crosby, Seb Rochford and Jim Mullen. She has performed throughout the UK and more recently in Europe with concerts in Italy, Germany, Greece and Russia. As well as opening for Georgie Fame, Ron Carter and Take 6 she has performed alongside Talvin Singh, Maxi Jazz (Faithless) and Carleen Anderson.

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“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 MAGAZINE

“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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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

London

Willing to teach

Beginners

Credentials/Background

Singing lessons for beginners by Skype

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Albums

Spellbound Stories
Spellbound Stories
Purple Stiletto
2015
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Licorice Kiss
Licorice Kiss
Purple Stiletto
2009
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Delicious Chemistry
Delicious Chemistry
Chantiko
2005
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Aphrodite's Child
Aphrodite's Child
33 Jazz
2003
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