Music hours: 6:30 to 10:30
Vocalist, lyricist and guitarist Julie Kelly is one of Los Angeles’ finest interpreters of jazz standards and Brazilian music. Jazz critic Leonard Feather wrote, her interpretations of the Great American Songbook are full of “joy and spontaneity.” Her compelling lyrics, including those written to tunes by Larry Goldings.
Chico Pinheiro’s and Luciana Souza, showcase her poetic range. She just completed her eighth CD, Happy To Be (Jazzed Media) which continues to display her eclectic and diverse approach to standards, bebop, the blues and original material. She has played and recorded with such luminaries as Nat Adderley, Pete Christleb, Ray Brown, Bill Cunliffe, and super star Chris Botti.