Kellye Gray at the Sound Room
With her renowned, brilliant use of voice as instrument, jazz singer Kellye Gray has entertained dignitaries and heads-of-state, and shared stages with an impressive constellation of international jazz, blues and R&B stars in a career spanning twenty years. The San Francisco Examiner called her "a musically most imaginative tour de force." Described as "stunning scat singing, instrumental simulations and dark-toned balladry" by the Los Angeles Times, Gray creatively uses her voice as part of the ensemble. JazzTimes magazine calls her " an impressive, indeed frighteningly vast talent."
Her twenty-year career has led her to performances in major venues such as the Lincoln Center, Yoshi's, Cinegrille in Hollywood's famous Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans's oldest jazz room Snug Harbor and in the jazz caves of Paris at Les Caveaux de la Rochette.
"Think of a layer cake with a dense Carmen McRae center, iced with swoops, dollops and occasionally wide swatches of Nancy Wilson and Billie Holiday, then dotted with Etta James bluesiness and Tina Turner wail. Gray's is an impressive, indeed frighteningly vast talent".
--Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes Magazine
" a jazz singer of rare air."
Brian Arsenault - International Review of Music
Kellye will be bringing an amazing band: John Wiitala on bass, Greg Wyser-Pratt on drums, and Adam Shulman on piano
The Sound Room (View)
Oakland, CA 94612
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