The Kelsey Jillette
Group will be performing two feel-good, free shows at Greenwich Village's historic 55 Bar on Saturday, March 28th from 6-9pm and Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 from 7-9pm. The music is jazz and jazz-infused folk and funk music steeped in the classic American jazz tradition, ranging from Bonnie Raitt, Curtis Mayfield and Paul Simon to Cole Porter and George Gershwin. No cover, cheap drinks and a tradition of friendly, listening audiences at this intimate jazz haunt--a perfect chance to ease your mind without stressing your wallet. The 55 Bar is located at 55 Christopher Street just off of Seventh Avenue South in NY, NY.
With soulful vocals, deep musicality and good vibes, The Kelsey Jillette Group has been quietly building their NYC fan base for the last six years. Led my vocalist Kelsey Jillette, guitarist Hiro Honma, organist Brad Whiteley and drummer Jason Lawrence will be playing cuts from their new cd, The Water is Wide (Consolidated Artists Productions, Dec 2008). The band features multi-reedist Tom Abbott on baritone saxophone, flute and electric bassoon.
A Brooklyn resident and New School Jazz alum, Jillette's album was recently a Choice Cuts" winner at Indie-Music.com. Here is what people are saying:
With a musical landscape chock full of female singers, the thing that gets your interest is some special quality that can't be measured in sharps and flats. Call it pizzazz, personality, or the content of one's character. Whatever it is, this elusive quality is what makes one's ears perk up and take notice. Kelsey Jillette has this quality..." --Mark Kirby, MUSICDISH.COM (Associate Writer), Dec 2008
The vocalist Kelsey Jillette...is one of the best in the business today. Totally soulful and rich in taste. She is a major talent! You ought to hear her. You have to. I hope you do." - performer, author, educator Tim Price, 2008
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