Juliet Kelly

Divas of Jazz

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Last Show: Sunday 15 th April 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Acclaimed singer and songwriter, Juliet Kelly, presents a tribute to the jazz divas that have inspired and influenced her.  Juliet is known for her distinctive, velvety and expressive voice and this show includes songs from Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday, showcasing popular favourites alongside lesser-known gems.  With her love of jazz classics and a talent for writing charming originals with infectious rhythms and catchy melodies, Juliet's performances are filled with warmth, humour, pathos and beauty.

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"An original talent rare amongst those who would call themselves jazz singers" - Jazzwise

"Juliet's yearning molasses voice and the strikingly simple instrumentation invite comparisons with Cassandra Wilson." - BBC Music

The London-based vocalist is one of UK jazz’s hidden treasures. She is a highly original songwriter who draws on a diverse set of influences and has performed with the likes of Courtney Pine, Seb Rochford and Talvin Singh. 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.

"The nuanced warmth of Kelly's rich, full voice is streets ahead of most of her contemporaries." 
BBC Music magazine 

"One of those rare singers that tells a genuine story with her music, through her passionate performance and naturally warm voice, it's a beguiling combination that's hard to resist. One of the UK's finest singers in any genre"
Time Out