Juliet Kelly - Divas of Jazz

Friday, October 19, 2018

Juliet Kelly – vocals
Jennifer Carr – piano
Oli Hayhurst – bass
Tommaso Starace – saxophones

Juliet Kelly is one of UK jazz’s hidden treasures and for this special performance, alongside her regular pianist Jennifer Carr and bassist Oli Hayhurst, Juliet is joined by CJC favourite Tommaso Starace. Gifted with a beautiful, expressive voice, she is also a talented, 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. 

The London-based vocalist has released four albums of mainly original songs to critical acclaim but also has a deep love for classic jazz standards.

Juliet’s show, Divas of Jazz, combines her love for the jazz classics with her acclaimed song writing ability to present a tribute to the jazz divas that have inspired and influenced her including Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. 

"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