Julie Kelly at Jazz Live San Diego - The Photo Album
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Rave Reviews For Julie Kelly's "Happy To Be"
Julie Kelly's latest release "Happy To Be" was added to the Jazz 88 Music Library on November 9, 2014 and continues to get spins weekly here at Jazz 88.3. And it's no wonder, based on what Jazz critics had to say...
- Dan Bilawsky, AllAboutJazz.com, August 23, 2014: "Over the past thirty years, vocalist Julie Kelly has established and cemented her sterling reputation via seven highly praised albums. Her eighth, a beauty in every way, is likely to garner her some more rave reviews." "Happy To Be has it all: fine instrumental solos, a Rolls-Royce rhythm section, sharp arrangements, choice material, and a stellar singer who makes great use of it all."
- Paula Edelstein, AXS.com, September 10, 2014: "Los Angeles-based jazz vocalist Julie Kelly is among the most respected jazz vocalists on the West Coast and attaining that distinction has been no easy feat. But her eighth offering as a leader and debut for the Jazzed Media recording label, Happy To Be (Jazzed Media, 1067) will assure her fans that she has definitely earned that distinction. The 11 songs on the album feature her revered sense of swing, compositional integrity and her ability to sing some of your favorite jazz songs with new arrangements and instrumentation." "Overall Happy To Be is among Julie Kelly’s best offerings to date and is one that should be in your jazz vocals collection."
- Jack Bowers, AllAboutJazz.com, August 30, 2014: "Julie Kelly is a talented singer whose talents are a fairly well-kept secret except on the West Coast, where she makes her home. Happy to Be is Kelly's eighth album, the first on Graham Carter's Colorado-based Jazzed Media label, and as has been her custom in the past, she chooses for the most part interesting songs that aren't heard nearly often enough. Kelly handles each one with care, paying close attention to mood, dynamics and articulation while interpreting lyrics in a straightforward manner that eschews needless embroidery." "Splendid singer, commendable teammates, unerring choice of material. They add up to a well-earned endorsement for Julie Kelly and Happy to Be."