Born: January 12, 1967 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
“Nancy Donnelly is an exciting singer whose voice is nestled nicely somewhere in between jazz and soul• a rich, warm and powerful sound” Peter Eldridge (New York Voices).
Nancy’s ability to blend a spectrum of musical styles is attributed to her wide array of musical influences and experience. Nancy began training as a classical vocalist at a young age. Upon graduating form the “Crane School of Music”, Nancy moved to Boston to further pursue her musical studies. While in Boston, she had the opportunity to work with several Blues, and R&B groups. Nancy realized her true passion for jazz when she performed with Russian saxophonist Igor Butman.
Nancy then moved to New York, where she played in many of the cities famous jazz clubs, such as the Blue Note, The Village Gate, Iridium, and Birdland. Nancy has had the pleasure of performing with Peggy Stern, Harvie S., Mike Clark, Joe Locke, Roswell Rudd, Bob Moses, Mike DeMicco to name a few.
Currently living in the Hudson Valley, Nancy is releasing her debut CD, A Greater Love. This recording is a combination of originals, standard repertoire, and lesser known compositions, beautifully arranged and accompanied by pianist Peggy Stern, bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Matt Wilson with Jack Ryon on alto saxophone.