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Kelsey Jillette: Soulful Jazz, Vintage Pop, Latin

Jazz Band from Greenwich, CT - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2009

$2500 - $6000 per event
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STYLE: Soulful Jazz, Vintage pop, Latin melodies.

Kelsey Jillette brings a cool swing and a soulful, enchanting vibe to Jazz standards, Latin tunes and funky 70's pop. Easy to work with, experienced and professional, her music spans genres and is consistently elegant, danceable and made for dancers and audiophiles alike. Her combos range from duo up to ten-piece big band. Jillette has performed at countless private events as well as The Plaza (residency), Hotel Plaza Athenee (residency), The Pierre, Sardi's, The Standard Hotel, The Waldorf Astoria, The 55 Bar (residency), The River Cafe, MoMA, Gramercy Park Hotel, Remi Room, Del Posto, Swing 46 (residency), Carnegie Club, World Yacht and MBar at the Mansfield Hotel, to name a few.

"Thank you! Everything was great – the mother of the bride said told me “hiring this band was the BEST decision you forced me into”. She was CRAZY for you guys and she said so were all her guests." -Jeannie

"I'd like to say that working with the Kelsey Jillette Jazz group was nothing less than a pleasure... The Kelsey Jillette Jazz Group, arrived on time, professionally set-up, and worked with us to make sure the event went as we
dreamed...Everything about this experience was a pleasure." -Brandi

Now for the music:

Looking for Soulful Jazz and Vintage R&B?
Kelsey and The Lovesome perform favorites from the 40's to the 70's in a classic, effervescent style. Anchored by the lush vocals of Kelsey Jillette, the group plays familiar songs in a romantic, danceable, and engaging style that will delight your guests. With a repertoire of songs made famous by Ray Charles, Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Etta James, and Frank Sinatra (to name but a few), The Lovesome provides hours of charming, sparkling music to your party. Upscale, compact, always tasteful, The Lovesome 's size is flexible and can be customized to your event. Whether duo, trio, quartet, or quintet, Kelsey and The Lovesome will add distinction and elegance to your party.

Thinking bigger?
Kelsey fronts a 10-piece classic big band, The Big Bang Big Band, whose swing lights up the dance floor. We play big band swing - think Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie- with sensitive dynamics that can fit just about any room.

Considering music in Spanish and Portuguese?
Co-led by Tony Romano and Kelsey Jillette, The Americas Project performs beautiful genre-melding North and South American folk music with their percussion-based quartet. With cajon and wonderful assorted percussion, upright bass, nylon-string guitar and vocals, Jillette's Latin-based combo plays music that's groovesome and melodious. Come see us monthly at the famed 55 Bar in Greenwich Village!

Something more contemporary, loungy and funky?
Jillette's jazz-infused folk-pop and funk band is called The Kelsey Jillette Group. With organ, drums and guitar, they play a mix of standards and funky, soulful 70's and 80's pop.

A few more quotes:

"Dear Kelsey... Thank you for a terrific job at our wedding. You performed exactly as we expected and hoped for. We received many compliments on our choice of band and music. You helped us create exactly the wedding we envisioned and we truly appreciate it. Thanks and best wishes for everything. Sincerely, Sheryl and Anton"

"I only wish I had a couple more daughters to marry so your group could play for the weddings! We most thoroughly enjoyed the music... Everyone had at least one dance if not many - no wall flowers at this party - and I'm still hearing comments about the great band." -father of the bride, Sardi's wedding

"You and your band were outstanding. Everyone has been talking about you guys since the wedding. Rachel and I will definitely be checking out your shows in the near future." -Billy

"Everything was great. We are extremely happy with our selection of the Big Bang Big Band. And we received many compliments from our guests on the band and the music. They were definitely a big hit! Thx again, Cheryl"

"[Jillette] owns some well-honed pipes and the emotive powers to use them effectively...Together, vocalist and musicians creatively transform historic material into an engaging modern mode. This is what playing the standards should be all about." - Walter Kolosky (reviewing Hot House/What is...?)

"Your singing is wonderful! Absolutely! Unique, lyrical, individual. Believe you're the best female vocalist I've heard in a long time. " - Norm Weinstein, winner of Deems Taylor-ASCAP award for jazz journalism, currently covers jazz for The Christian Science Monitor

"What a pleasure it is to hear the talented jazz vocalist Kelsey Jillette...an intriguing voice...breathy, yet has a deepness at the same time...a cool emphatic manner that compels you to listen to every word. The Kelsey Jillette Group is the real deal. You need to give them a listen." - Walter Kolosky (reviewing Turn out the Stars)
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Kelsey sang at our wedding and we were so pleased with her beautiful voice and warm presence. She is extremely professional and easy to work with. We had so many compliments from our guests. We highly recommend Kelsey for any and all events!

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Kelsey is amazing! She is a wonderful singer and my guests were all asking me where I found her. Besides singing the standards, she also sang bossa nova tunes and even a few pop songs. Her voice is really beautiful and it was such a treat to hear music performed live at this level. I will definitely hire her again next time I am planning a party! Thank you, Kelsey! You made the party extra special!

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Alfonsina Y el Mar
Mercedes Sosa
All of Me
Billie Holiday
All the Things You Are
Frank Sinatra
Alone together
Frank Sinatra
Always
Bon Jovi
Amazing grace
traditional
American tune
Paul Simon
Angel from montgomery
Bonnie Raitt
Ask Me Now
Thelonious Monk
At last
Etta James
At long last love
Cole Porter
Autumn in New York
Vernon Duke
Autumn leaves
Eva Cassidy
Azure
Duke Ellington
Baby it's cold outside
Ray Charles & Betty Carter
Bein' Green
Joe Raposo
Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea
Arlen & Koehler
Bewitched bothered and bewildered
Frank Sinatra
Beyond the sea
Frank Sinatra
Black coffee
Johnny Burke Webster
Blossom's Blues
Blossom Dearie
Blue light boogie
Louis Jordan
Body and soul
Sarah Vaughn
Bongo bop
Charlie Parker
Both sides now
Joni Mitchell
But not for me
Gershwin
Button up your overcoat
De Sylva & Brown
Bye bye blackbird
Matt Dixon & Ray Henderson
Careless love
W. C. Handy
Casbah
Tad Dameron
Central park west
John Coltrane
Change is gonna come
Sam Cooke
Cheek to cheek
Irving Berlin
Chega de saudade
A. C. Jobim
Cherokee
Howard Arlen
Christmas Song
Mel Torme
Come rain or come shine
Billie Holiday
Come Sunday
Duke Ellington
Con Alma
Dizzy Gillespie
Confirmation
Charlie Parker
Cool Cool River
Paul Simon
Corcovado
A. C. Jobim
Coucourrucou Paloma
Caetano Veloso
Crazy
Patsy Cline
Crazy he calls me
Carl Sigman & Bob Russell
Cry me a river
Julie London
Cucurroucou paloma
Tomas Mendez
Danny Boy
traditional
Day Dream
Billy Strayhorn
Day in day out
Billie Holiday
Daydream
Billy Strayhorn
De los amores
Susana Baca
Dear lord
John Coltrane
Deep purple
Peter DeRose & Mitchell Parish
Donna Lee
Charlie Parker
Don't blame me
Dorothy Fields & Jimmy McHugh
Don't explain
Billie Holiday
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Duke Ellington
Don't smoke in bed
Williard Robinson
Easy living
Billie Holiday
Edelweiss
traditional
Embraceable you
Gershwin
End of the line
Nina Simone
Esp
Wayne Shorter
Everything happens to me
Blossom Dearie
Everything must change
Nina Simone
Everytime we say goodbye
Cole Porter
Felicidade
A.C. Jobim
Fever
Peggy Lee
Fields of gold
Sting
Fifty Second St. Theme
Thelonius Monk
Fine And Mellow
Billie Holiday
Fine Romance
Billie Holiday
First Time it Happens
Joe Raposo
Flower is a lovesome thing
Billy Strayhorn
Fly me to the moon
Frank Sinatra
Foggy day
Gershwin
Fool that I am
Etta James
Fools Rush In
Elvis
For all we know
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Frim Fram Sauce
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Frosty the Snowman
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God bless the child
Billie Holiday
Gone with the wind
Sarah Vaughn
Good morning heartache
Billie Holiday
Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah I Love Her So
Ray Charles
Have I Told You Lately
Rod Stewart
His Eye Is On the Sparrow
Civilla Martin
Honeysuckle rose
Fats Waller
Hot House
Tad Dameron
How About You?
Ralph Freed & Burton Lane
How deep is the ocean?
Irving Berlin
How high the moon
Diane Reeves
How insensitive
A. C. Jobim
How Long Has This Been Going On
Gershwin
I can't believe that you're in love with me
Jimmy McHugh
I can't give you anything but love
Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields
I can't make you love me
Bonnie Raitt
I could write a book
Rodgers & Hart
I cover the waterfront
Dinah Washington
I didn't know about you
Duke Ellington
I do it for your love
Paul Simon
I fall to pieces
Patsy Cline
I got it bad
Duke Ellington
I let a Song go out of my Heart
Ellington
I love you
Cole Porter
I love you porgy
Gershwin
I only have eyes for you
Harry Barris
I surrender dear
Gershwin
I want a little sugar in my bowl
Nina Simone
I was doing alright
Raye & DePaul
I'll never be the same
Billie Holiday
I'll remember april
Dinah Washington
I'm beginning to see the light
Duke Ellington
I'm going to go back there someday
Muppets/Joe Raposo
I'm hip
Bob Dorough
I'm in the mood for love
Frank Sinatra
I'm just a lucky so and so
Duke Ellington
Imagine
Beatles
In a mellow tone
Duke Ellington
In a sentimental mood
Duke Ellington
In the dark
Ted Koehler
In the still of the night
Cole Porter
In the wee small hours
Frank Sinatra
Inchworm
Frank Loesser
Irish eyes
traditional
Is you is or is you ain't
Louis Jordan
It ain't necessarily so
Gershwin
It could happen to you
Van Heusen & Burke
It Don't Mean a Thing
Duke Ellington
It had to be you
Howard Arlen
it might as well be spring
Rodgers and Hammerstein
It's been a long day
Paul Simon
It's love it's Christmas
Bill Evans
It's only a paper moon
Nat King Cole
I've got a crush on you
Gershwin
Jingle bell rock
traditional
Kathy's song
Paul Simon
Kissing Bug
Billy Strayhorn
KJG theme/intro
Tom Abbott
L.o.v.e.
Ella Fitzgerald
La vie en rose
Edith Piaf
Lady Is A Tramp
Duke Ellington
Let it snow!
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Let's call the whole thing off
Gershwin
Let's fall in love
Arlen & Koehler
Like someone in love
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Lilac wine
Nina Simone
Little girl blue
Rodgers & Hart
Little red corvette
Prince
Loads of love
Shirley Horne
Lonesome road
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Long John Blues
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Lotus blossom
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Love came on stealthy fingers
Bob Dorough
Love me or leave me
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Lover come back to me
Hammerstein & Romberg
Lover man oh where can you be
Billie Holiday
Lucky old sun
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Lullaby of birdland
George Shearing
Lushlife
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Makin' whoopie
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Man I love
Gershwin
Manha de carnaval/Black Orpheus
Luis Bonfi
Meditation
A. C. Jobim
Memories of you
Louis Armstrong
Midnight sun
Lionel Hampton
Midnight train to Georgia
Gladys Knight
Mood indigo
Duke Ellington
Moody's mood for love
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Moondance
Van Morrison
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My baby just cares for me
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My foolish heart
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My funny valentine
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My Old Flame
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My one and only love
Sarah Vaughn
My Romance
Frank Sinatra
Naima
John Coltrane
Nature boy
Eden Ahbez
Night and day
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No moon at all
Lorez Alexandria
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Nina Simone
Nothing like you
Bob Dorough
Ojala
Silvio Rodriguez
On a slow boat to china
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On A Turquoise Cloud
Lawrence Brown
On the sunny side of the street
Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra
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Bono & U2
One for my Baby
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Orange colored sky
Dinah Washington
Our love is here to stay
Gershwin
Over the rainbow
Judy Garland
Pennies from heaven
Frank Sinatra
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Curtis Mayfield
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Ellington
Quasimodo
Charlie Parker
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Red top
Lionel Hampton
Rhode Island is famous for you
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Round midnight
Monk
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Satin doll
Ellington
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Cassandra Wilson
Silent night
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Since I fell for you
Buddy Johnson
Smoke gets in your eyes
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Snibor
Billy Strayhorn
Solitude
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Someday my prince will come
Miles Davis
Someone to watch over me
Gershwin
Sophisticated lady
Duke Ellington
Spirit voices
Paul Simon
Spring can really hang you up the most
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Spring will be a little late this year
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Stars fell on Alabama
Louis Armstrong
Stop the music
Joel Forrester
Stormy Monday
Blues
Stormy weather
Billie Holiday
Straighten up and fly right
Nat King Cole
Sugar
Stanley Turrentine
Summertime
Gershwin
Sunday kind of love
Etta James
Sweet lorraine
Chet Baker
Teach me tonight
Dinah Washington
Tennessee waltz
Hank Williams
The Nearness Of You
Ella Fitzgerald
There will never be another you
Warren & Gordon
They can't take that away from me
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This can't be love
Rodgers & Hart
This year's kisses
Irving Berlin
Thou swell
Betty Carter
Thrill is gone
Julie London
Throw it away
Abbey Lincoln
Time after time (pop)
Cyndi Lauper
Time after time (standard)
Abbey Lincoln
Travelin' light
Chet Baker
Trouble in mind
Dinah Washington
Tupelo honey
Van Morrison
Turn out the stars
Bill Evans
Twisted
Annie Ross
Under a blanket of blue
Ella Fitzgerald
Very early
Bill Evans
Walkin' after midnight
Patsy Cline
Water is wide
Scottish folk tune
Way you look tonight
Frank Sinatra
Weary blues
Hank Williams
Well You Needn't
Monk
What a difference a day made
Dinah Washington
What a little moonlight can do
Ella Fitzgerald
What is this thing called love?
Cole Porter
When I fall in love
Ella Fitzgerald
Why try to change me now?
Frank Sinatra
Wild is the wind
Nina Simone
Will you still love me tomorrow?
Roberta Flack
Willow weep for me
Ann Ronell
Winter wonderland
Traditional
World is waiting for the sunrise
Lockhart & Seitz
Yesterday
Beatles
You are the sunshine of my life
Stevie Wonder
You don't know what love is
Cassandra Wilson
You'd be so nice to come home
Cole Porter
Yours is my heart alone
Frank Lehar
You've changed
Eva Cassidy
A train
Duke Ellington
All the Things You Are
Jazz Standard
All too soon
Jazz Standard
Almost Like Being In Love
Jazz Standard
Alone together
Jazz Standard
April in Paris
Jazz Standard
Bewitched
Jazz Standard
Beyond the sea
Jazz Standard
Blue Moon
Jazz Standard
Blue skies
Jazz Standard
Body and soul
Jazz Standard
Bye bye blackbird
Jazz Standard
Can't help falling in love
Jazz Standard
Can't take my eyes of of you
Jazz Standard
Central park west
Jazz Standard
Cheek to cheek
Jazz Standard
Chega de Saudade
Jazz Standard
Cherokee
Jazz Standard
Come fly with me
Jazz Standard
Come rain or come shine
Jazz Standard
Corcovado
Jazz Standard
Cry me a river
Jazz Standard
Daydream
Jazz Standard
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Jazz Standard
Dream a little dream
Jazz Standard
Embraceable you
Jazz Standard
every time we say goodbye
Jazz Standard
Everything Happens to Me
Jazz Standard
Feel like makin love
Roberta Flack
Felicidade
Jazz Standard
Fever
Jazz Standard
Flower is a lovesome thing
A
Fly me to the moon
Jazz Standard
Foggy day
A
Fools rush in
Jazz Standard
Georgia
Jazz Standard
Girl From Ipanema
Jazz Standard
hit the road jack
Jazz Standard
Honeysuckle rose
Jazz Standard
How About You?
Jazz Standard
How Long Has This Been Going On
Jazz Standard
I can't believe that you're in love
Jazz Standard
I can't give you anything but love
Jazz Standard
I Get a Kick Out Of You
Jazz Standard
I got it bad
Jazz Standard
I Only Have Eyes For You
Jazz Standard
I was doing alright
Jazz Standard
I wish I were in love again
Jazz Standard
I'll Be Seeing You
Jazz Standard
I'm Beginning to See the Light
Jazz Standard
I'm In The Mood For Love
Jazz Standard
I've Got You Under My Skin
Jazz Standard
It Don't Mean a Thing
Jazz Standard
It Had To Be You
Jazz Standard
It Never Entered My Mind
Jazz Standard
It's only a paper moon
Jazz Standard
Lady Is A Tramp
The
Like Someone In Love
Jazz Standard
LOVE
Jazz Standard
Makin Whoopee
Jazz Standard
Man I love
The
Meditation
Jazz Standard
Memories of You
Jazz Standard
mood indigo
Jazz Standard
Moondance
Jazz Standard
Moonlight in Vermont
Jazz Standard
More
Jazz Standard
More I see you
The
My funny valentine
Jazz Standard
My Romance
Jazz Standard
Nearness Of You
Jazz Standard
New World
A
New York New York theme
Jazz Standard
Night and day
Jazz Standard
Nothing like you
Jazz Standard
Oh what a beautiful morning
Jazz Standard
On a slow boat to china
Jazz Standard
On the sunny side of the street
Jazz Standard
One for my Baby...
Jazz Standard
Orange colored sky
Jazz Standard
Our love is here to stay
Jazz Standard
Over the rainbow
Jazz Standard
Pennies from heaven
Jazz Standard
Remembering the rain
Jazz Standard
Route 66
Jazz Standard
Satin doll
Jazz Standard
Seven steps to heaven
Jazz Standard
Since I fell for you
Jazz Standard
Smoke gets in your eyes
Jazz Standard
Someone to watch over me
Jazz Standard
Stars fell on Alabama
Jazz Standard
Stormy weather
Jazz Standard
Straighten up and fly right
Jazz Standard
Summertime
Jazz Standard
Sunday kind of love
A
Sweet georgia brown
Jazz Standard
They can't take that away...
Jazz Standard
This can't be love
Jazz Standard
Thou swell
Jazz Standard
Time after time
Jazz Standard
Travelin' light
Jazz Standard
Turn out the stars
Jazz Standard
Unforgettable
Jazz Standard
Very early
Jazz Standard
Very thought of you
The
Walkin' after midnight
Jazz Standard
Way you look tonight
The
What a difference a day made
Jazz Standard
What a little moonlight can do
Jazz Standard
What a wonderful world
Jazz Standard
What is this thing called love?
Jazz Standard
Where or when
Jazz Standard
Will you still love me tomorrow?
Jazz Standard
Yesterdays
Jazz Standard
You make me feel so young
Jazz Standard
You'd be so nice to come home to
Jazz Standard
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