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Juliet Kelly

Juliet Kelly is one of UK jazz’s hidden treasures. Gifted with a beautiful, expressive voice, she is also a talented, highly original songwriter who draws on a diverse set of influences and has performed with the likes of Courtney Pine, Seb Rochford and Yazz Ahmed. Juliet has released 4 albums to critical acclaim with several tracks receiving widespread radio airplay. She has appeared at clubs and festivals throughout the UK and Europe with concerts in Italy, Germany, Greece and Russia and opened for legendary artists Hugh Masekela, Georgie Fame and Take 6. With her love of jazz classics alongside a talent for writing charming originals with infectious rhythms and catchy melodies, Juliet's performances are filled with warmth, humour, pathos and beauty.

Spellbound Stories is Juliet's latest album and is a set of songs based on some of her favourite novels. Novels used as inspiration include “The Color Purple” (Alice Walker), Veronika Decides to Die (Paolo Coelho), “Perfume: The Story of A Murderer” (Patrick Süskind) and “White Teeth” (Zadie Smith).


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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

Voice / vocals

Location

London

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

Singing lessons for beginners by Skype

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Albums

Spellbound Stories

Purple Stiletto
2015

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Licorice Kiss

Purple Stiletto
2009

buy

Tainted Love

From: Licorice Kiss
By Juliet Kelly

Secret

From: Delicious Chemistry
By Juliet Kelly

Parallel Universe

From: Delicious Chemistry
By Juliet Kelly

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