Monday, August 11, 2014

Motema Scores Again With Kellylee Evans!

Jazz/Soul/Hip Hop Singer/Songwriter KELLYLEE EVANS 
Makes U.S. Debut on Motema Music at #4 on the Jazz iTunes 
Charts with Breakthrough CD I REMEMBER WHEN 

CD Re-Imagines Music by Eminen, Stromae, Dr. Dre, 
Kanye West, John Legend, Gladys Knight & More 
* Top 10 iTunes   &   Top 25 Billboard Jazz *
"And So We Dance," Inspired by  
Stromae's International Hit "Alors on Danse"

She blesses us... OKAYPLAYER
...a master of fresh interpretation.. JAZZTIMES
...a groovy chill...through emotive singing... USA TODAY
New & next...brightest talents we think you should know.  ESSENCE 
A rare vocalist and songwriter with a jazz heart and a hip hop soul, Kellylee Evans was a young at-home mom of two who sang in the shower before her life changed. After her mother died, the Toronto native realized she needed to free her dreams of singing as a career. She started hanging out at jazz clubs and jazz festivals like the Ottawa Jazz Festival, where she was challenged by noted American jazz bassist/composer Lonnie Plaxico to jam with them. She did and next thing she knew, she was performing at The Kennedy Center in the Thelonious Monk Vocals Competition before Quincy Jones. She won 2nd place.
Now Kellylee has four recordings, a Juno Award, an adoring French fan base and has performed around the world opening for Dianne Reeves, Tony Bennett, Derek Trucks and George Benson among others.  An incredibly dynamic artist, she brilliantly re-imagines music by Eminen, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, Stromae, John Legend and more on her captivating U.S. debut on Motéma Music, I Remember When out July 22, 2014.
Kellylee's rousing table-top performance was the buzz of May's Exit 0 International Jazz Festival and a highlight of July''s week-long Wawa Welcome America festival curated by Questlove and the City of Philadelphia.  
Mark your calendars for her CD release SEPTEMBER 9 @ Subculture in New York! 
8PM / $15 / 45 Bleecker Street / 212.543.5470 /

Kellylee Evans - And So We Dance
Kellylee Evans - And So We Dance