Danielle Kelly - Frontwoman
Transplanted from the small island town of Sitka, Alaska, Danielle Kelly has found herself a part of the musical heartbeat of Southern Oregon. After receiving a BFA in acting at Southern Oregon University she began battling her academic burn out by enthusiastically throwing herself into the fine dining industry in Ashland. Topping off wine glasses for playgoers attending the Oregon Shakespeare Festival inspired conversations of art and live music and eventually reignited Danielle's desire to perform herself. A local jazz group who regularly graced her swanky “Farm-to-Table” workplace scooped her up as their vocalist in 2010, beginning her live performance career in the Rogue Valley. Guest vocalist quickly turned into band leader of her own “Danielle Kelly Jazz Project,” shortly followed by the additional “Danielle Kelly Soul Project.” Currently most of D's weekends are dominated by performances at festivals, wineries, weddings, clubs, and resorts.
Weekdays you can catch her live on Jefferson Public Radio hosting the roots/jazz/blues/americana/world/folk music show Open Air. www.ijpr.org