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julie_kellyJazzFresno presents LA based jazz vocalist Julie Kelly, Friday June 25th at 8:00 PM at Club One Casino's Showroom. The late, respected jazz critic Leonard Feather once said of jazz singer Julie Kelly, "Julie Kelly radiates a sense of joy and spontaneity. Listening to her, you are reminded that jazz singing is still alive and well!" Feather's successor at the Los Angeles Times, the veteran critic Don Heckman, referred to Kelly as having, "one of the finest vocal jazz instruments of the 90's".

 

Kelly moved to Los Angeles in 1980 and shortly after that began her recording career with Pausa Records. Her 1984 "We're On Our Way" contains her captivating version of Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen's "All My Tomorrows". Two years later there was "Never Let Me Go". In 1992 she recorded "Some Other Time" on CMG Records with the remarkable pianist/arranger Tom Garvin and in 1997, "Stories To Tell" was released in collaboration with pianist arranger Bill Cunliffe. Julie and Bill colllaborated again on her 1999 "Into The Light" and now Julie teams back up with Tom Garvin for "Kelly Sings Christy". During her years in Los Angeles she has worked with such luminaries as Benny Green, Nat Adderley, Ray Brown, John Clayton, Ross Tompkins, Bobby Ojeda, Gary Foster, and Alan Broadbent. Julie can be found in Leonard Feather's Encyclopedia of Jazz.

JazzFresno presents Julie Kelly
Friday June 25th 8:00 PM

Club One Casino
1033 N. Van Ness Ave Fresno
Ticket info: $15 general / $12 JazzFresno Members
Parking is free for the event.  Enter Parking Structure 8 (the underground garage) at the corner of Van Ness and Tulare and proceed to the BLUE level.  Then take the elevator to the lobby of Club One Casino. See you there!