Kelsey Jillette sings lyrical, groovy takes on wide-ranging straight ahead jazz.
Rooted in the classic jazz tradition, her repertoire ranges from Latin traditional to folk-pop, funk to hard swing to mellow groove. “The Kelsey Jillette Group is not simply a backing band for a talented vocalist,” (Jazz.com) but a gifted and generous group of players who seek to reach aficionados and new listeners alike.
Born in Washington, D.C., Kelsey Jillette holds degrees in Theater Arts (Brown University) and Jazz Performance (New School University). Based in NYC, she leads The Kelsey Jillette Group, an organ quintet, both jazz and Latin trios, and fronts the 10-piece Big Bang Big Band, a classic dance orchestra. The Water is Wide released on Consolidated Artists Productions (CAP 1016) in January of 2009.