When you hear Kelly Harland sing, it's apparent that she is in possession of an extraordinary gift. Her sensuous and compelling voice will inspire you to listen to it over and over; it will cause your heart to sing. This CD is indisputable proof that Kelly is a diva among jazz vocalists. Listen to the contents herein and you, too, will fall in love.
A singer in black velvet and sparkling jewels stands alone in a spotlight beside a grand piano. The songs of Gershwin and Arlen pour from her heart and ring out across a hushed room of ardent listeners. The moments are magic, and Kelly Harland is in her prime.
But the road to this wonderful evening has been long and adventure-filled and surprising to anyone who hasn't followed Kelly's amazing career. From a debut at the Hollywood Bowl at the age of sixteen, through a period of education in rock'n'roll semi-stardom in London where dinners with Ringo Starr and pub lunches with Eric Clapton were part of the training program, to rousing back-up performances behind Etta James and Ray Charles -- this is a singing career that has spanned all areas and styles of the music industry and at last, in a shining moment on a starlit stage, has found the very niche it was destined to find.
For more information about Kelly Harland, please visit: http://www.kellyharland.com.
Allison Adams Tucker