JAZZ NEWCOMER KELLYLEE EVANS
FOR JUNO AWARD
Less than a year after the indie release of her debut CD, â€œFight or Flight?â€ jazz singer and songwriter Kellylee Evans has been nominated for a 2007 Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year. She has been nominated alongside Diana Krall, MollyJohnson, Elizabeth Shephard and Lori Cullen.
This year’s star-studded award ceremony will be hosted by Nelly Furtado and will take place April 1st in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Musical performances by The Tragically Hip, k- os, Billy Talent, Gregory Charles and Three Days Grace have recently been confirmed.
Kellylee Evans has been earning rave reviews for her soulful music and charismatic performances since her second place win of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition in 2004. The judges for the competition included Quincy Jones, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Al Jarreau. With the release of her debut album, "fight or flight?" this past May, her music has been reaching out across the world, garnering her praise, national radio play and strong sales. The CD is comprised of 11 original songs from Evans, whose songwriting chops earned her comparison to Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello and Ron Sexsmith (Brian Lush, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about this artist, and to hear some of her music please visit the websites below.
CTVâ€™s JUNO Awards website:
Official JUNO Awards website: