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Bev Kelly

Born: June 18, 1934    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Kelly, Bev (Beverly Wolfe Kelly), vocalist, composer, vocal coach; b. Rittman, Ohio, 18 June 1934. She grew up in Troy, Ohio. Her father was Donald W. Wolfe, (1914-1984) and her mother was Dora Ruble Wolfe, (1915-1983). Her brother is Bill, b. 1938. At the age of five, she began studying classical piano, which she continued through high school.

At age fourteen, she began studying classical voice, which culminated into a four-year vocal scholarship at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. While at the Conservatory, Bev began her professional singing career with the Teddy Raymore Trio. The trio performed not only jazz, but comedy, show tunes and popular music, an invaluable learning experience, giving Bev a solid background in show business....
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Frances Faye/Mel Torme/Pat Moran Quartet: Porgy & Bess (1956); Bev Kelly/Pat Moran Quartet: Bev Kelly/Pat Moran Quartet (1956), While At Birdland (1957); Beverly Kelly Sings/Pat Moran Trio (1958); Love Locked Out (1959); Bev Kelly with Bob Graf: You Go To My Head (1959); Bev Kelly In Person/Coffee Gallery/San Francisco (1960); Today's Million Sellers (1971); Remember (1972); Green Grass of Home (1972); Bev Kelly and Jimmy Felber: Portrait of Nine Dreams (2002)

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