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Nancy Kelly At The Crowne Plaza

The Crowne Plaza in Los Angeles was packed, and the crowd was abuzz with excitement. Nancy Kelly, vocals, Llew Matthews at the piano, Roy McCurdy on drums and Chris Colangelo on bass swung like trapeze artists on steroids.

Nancy Kelly phrases like no other singer. Her range is amazing and her interpretive powers are legendary among the jazz cognoscenti. She scatted, she balladized and she ran the gamut from sweetly defining the ballads to power punching the up tunes. Cameras flashed and the audience roared their approval as Kelly sang her way into the heart and soul of everyone in attendance. Ella Fitzgerald had absolute pitch, Anita O'Day bopped magically and Nancy Kelly was blessed with all these attributes and more.

Llew Matthews at the piano comps with the best and this night was no exception. Chris Colangelo is probably the most sought after bassist in the business and Roy McCurdy is a drummer's drummer.

The Crowne Plaza's reputation as a fine jazz venue was enforced in no uncertain terms with this singing dynamo and her trio. It gets no better than this.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Nancy Kelly
  • Concert Date: 3/25/2010
  • Subtitle: A Night To Remember
  • Venue: Crowne Plaza, Los Angeles
  • City State Country: Los Angeles, Ca.
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