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Kelsey Jillette

STYLE: jazz, pop, folk.

Kelsey Jillette sings jazz and jazz-infused folk, funk and world music. Rooted in the classic jazz tradition, Jillette's taste ranges from Latin traditional to country, folk-pop to funk, hard swing to mellow groove. Whether singing in English, Spanish or Portuguese, her sound is intimate and soulful. “The Kelsey Jillette Group is not simply a backing band for a talented vocalist,” (JAZZ.COM) but a gifted and generous group of players who seek to reach aficionados and new listeners alike.

Born in Washington, D.C., Kelsey Jillette holds degrees in Theater Arts (Brown University) and Jazz Performance (New School University). Based in NYC, she leads The Kelsey Jillette Group, an organ quintet, and fronts the 10-piece Big Bang Big Band, a classic dance orchestra. Her most recent record, The Water is Wide released on Consolidated Artists Productions (CAP 1016) in January of 2009.

”Your singing is wonderful! Absolutely! Unique, lyrical, individual. Believe you’re the best female vocalist I’ve heard in a long time. “

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Discography

In New York

In New York

Leading Tone Records
2005

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