Oswego, NY Ã¢â‚¬â€œ One of Central New YorkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s premier jazz vocalists, Nancy Kelly will showcase her unique vocal style with a free, live performance beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 8th during FultonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Jazz Fest.
A native of Rochester, Nancy Kelly, who studied voice at the Eastman School of Music, has been performing professionally since forming her first combo at the age of sixteen. As a jazz artist, Kelly has performed throughout the world including regular performances at some of New York CityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most prestigious clubs such as The Blue Note, Birdland, and DizzyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Coca Cola Club at Lincoln Center. She continues to dazzle audiences with her take-no-prisoners, back-to-the-roots swinging style and has appeared at numerous jazz festivals and has sung with various symphony orchestras around the country. Kelly was twice named Ã¢â‚¬Å“Best Female Jazz VocalistÃ¢â‚¬Â in the Down Beat ReadersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Poll and has recorded four CDs, the most recent being Ã¢â‚¬Å“Well Alright” with guest tenor saxophonist Houston Person.
Coordinated by the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fulton, and sponsored by Eagle Beverage and Budweiser, FultonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Jazz Fest will be held Friday, August 7th from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, August 8th from 3 to 11 p.m. behind the Fulton War Memorial on West Broadway in Fulton. Jazz Fest features two days of food, fun, and music from some of Central New YorkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hottest musicians.
Other performers scheduled to appear at Jazz Fest include, the Do Good Swing Band at 5:30 pm on Friday, August 7th; The Critics, featuring Joanna Jewett on vocals, the dynamic sounds of the Cortini Brothers rhythm section, and The Critics famous horn section, at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 7th; Melvin Sparks at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 8th and Classified at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 8th.
Food and refreshments will be available both days from some of the areaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s finest eateries. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information on the event you may contact the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at 343-7681.