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Kelsey Jillette / Press

"Kelsey Jillette cuts to the heart of a song with a canny incisiveness that belies her age. Her voice, all honey dewed ripeness, seems to inhabit disparate styles as naturally as taking successive breaths. It’s been ages since I’ve heard such self-possession in a young jazz stylist."

Kevin Lynch - Jazz journalist, Author of “Voices in the River: The Jazz Message to Democracy

"A very impressive introduction to the potentially significant singer...She is first among equals...the performances are consistently full of unexpected grooves... Jillette’s phrasing is very appealing, her voice is flexible and easy to understand, and the musicians are excellent."

Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene (May 2009)

"Your cd [is] a first class work."

John Mcdonough, Downbeat contributor (June 2009)

“These musicians sound like an actual working group. Jillette has a malleable voice & bends notes well. Abbott wields his baritone as deftly as Gerry Mulligan. As good as all the jazz playing is, the high point comes on "His Eye...", Jillette really wailing & Abbott blowing chilling gospel Blues.”

“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

“Jillette is worth seeking out — www.kelseyjillette.com — with a voice that’s both sensitive and capable of near-operatic power.”

“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.”

“[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.”

"With a musical landscape chock full of female singers, the thing that gets your interest is some special quality...Whatever it is, Kelsey Jillette has this elusive quality that makes one's ears perk up and take notice.”

Mark Kirby - WWW.MUSICDISH.COM (Associate Writer)

"The vocalist Kelsey Jillette...is one of the best in the business today. Totally soulful and rich in taste. She is a major talent! You ought to hear her. You have to. I hope you do."

Tim Price (performer, author, educator) - WWW.TIMPRICEJAZZ.COM
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