Becoming a jazz singer seemed an unlikely prospect for Juliet who discovered her natural talent for singing at a local music workshop whilst studying for a degree in economics.  She had never sung in public before but it wasn’t long before she was completely hooked. Within a year she had auditioned for and been accepted on to the postgraduate jazz course at London’s prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Since then, Juliet has released three critically-acclaimed albums that have garnered excellent reviews from critics in the UK and the US as well as widespread radio airplay. She has worked with exceptional musicians including award-winners Seb Rochford, Courtney Pine and Tony Kofi and performed with Courtney Pine at the Barbican for the Jazz Britannia concert broadcast on BBC2 television.

Several tours have taken Juliet and her Glam Jazz style to venues around the UK and she has also performed further afield with sell-out shows in Germany, Italy, Greece, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Belarus and Russia.

Juliet’s newest project entitled “Celebrating the Divas of Jazz” is a tribute to the jazz singers past and present that have inspired and influenced her Including songs from Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, this performance not only showcases popular favourites but also introduces lesser-known gems.


Spellbound Stories is Juliet’s newest project and is a set of songs based on some of her favourite novels. The vocalist completed a successful tour around the UK with this new work in the autumn of 2014 with support from Arts Council England. An album of the project is planned for release in 2015.

 

More information:

http://www.julietkelly.com

http://www.facebook.com/julietkellymusic

http://twitter.com/julietkelly

http://www.julietkelly.blogspot.co.uk

 

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