Jazz Alley Presents:
Kelly Harland featuring Bill Mays and Chuck Deardorf
May 19, 2008
2033 6th Avenue
Seattle WA 98121
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents vocalist Kelly Harland for one night only, celebrating the release of her latest CD Long Ago and Far Away: Kelly Harland Sings Jerome Kern. Band members are Bill Mays (piano) and Chuck Deardorf (bass). Set time on Monday is 7:30pm, doors open at 6:00pm.
With the release of her new CD Long Ago and Far Away: Kelly Harland Sings Jerome Kern, Origin recording artist Kelly Harland teams up with renowned pianist Bill Mays and bassist Chuck Deardorf to celebrate one of the great composers of the American Songbook. From “All the Things You Are” to “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, Kelly and her stellar band bring a gorgeous new sound to the great vintage melodies of Kern.
As one of the top studio and background vocalists in Seattle for many years, Kelly made a name for herself in the Northwest playing behind such acts as Ray Charles and Etta James. She toured with various bands and became a seasoned studio singer, contributing to many national albums and singing on hundreds of commercials, as well as recording her own material for major labels Epic and A&M. Kelly then embarked on a solo career of interpreting standards, performing live and in the studio with jazz luminaries James Williams, Don Lanphere, and others. Her two previous CDs, produced by Chuck Deardorf, have garnered airplay and glowing reviews around the world.