Grammy Jazz & Blues Nominee Frankye Kelly

Sun, September 3, 2017, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

LABOR DAY WEEKEND SUNDAY and JAZZ FEST WEEKEND FRIDAY
There are many fine jazz singers based in the San Francisco Bay area but, Frankye Kelly ranks at the top. She has a wide range, both in notes and in expressive qualities, is a fine improviser and can really swing. Ms Kelly sings a wide range of standards plus the blues “Next Time You See Me” and Basia’s ” Astrud”. There are times, particularly on “Midnight Sun” and a playful “Satin Doll”, when she sounds a bit like Sarah Vaughan. But in general Frankye Kelly displays an original style that is based in the tradition. Frankye Kelly puts a lot of honest feeling into her singing. “I interpret the songs that have the most meaning to me. I have a wide range and I can sound like any horn but I feel that the voice is its own instrument. I love to be one of the instruments in my band, singing from my heart.”

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