Juliet Kelly – Nina Simone

Legends Festival 18

Acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Juliet Kelly follows the success of her sell out show Celebrating The Divas of Jazz with a personal tribute to the late, great Nina Simone. Juliet will be honouring the gifted singer and pianist in a special show that also includes songs by other singers she believes share Nina's spirit of unique individuality. The programme will include favourites such as "I Put A Spell On You", "Feeling Good" and "I Loves You Porgy" performed in Juliet's own distinctive style.

Juliet Kelly is one of UK jazz’s hidden treasures. 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. Juliet has released 4 albums to critical acclaim with several tracks receiving widespread radio airplay. She has appeared at clubs and festivals throughout the UK and Europe with concerts in Italy, Germany, Greece and Russia and opened for legendary artists Hugh Masekela, Georgie Fame and Take 6. With her love of jazz classics alongside a talent for writing charming originals with infectious rhythms and catchy melodies, Juliet's performances are filled with warmth, humour, pathos and beauty.

"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

"The nuanced warmth of Kelly's rich, full voice is streets ahead of most of her contemporaries." BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

“Her lustrous deep voice and her impeccable jazz phrasing were combined with warmth and humour." LondonJazzNews

Juliet Kelly - voice, Naadia Sheriff – Piano, Davide Mantovani and Cosmo Keita - Drums

Tickets: £12.50/£10 Members/Students £5

 Weekend and Festival Tickets also available