Kellylee in Ottawa for Haiti Project
May 02, 2011
Ottawa based executive producer Cheryl Gain released a wonderful CD this month to raise funds for Hope for Haiti, a charity with a mission to 'improve the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly children, through education, nutrition, and healthcare.'

The disc includes music from some of the Ottawa area's best talent, including Shannon Eddy Smith with Vince Halfhide, Andrea Simms-Karp, Brian Simms, Brandon Agnew with Benny Gutman, Megan Jerome with Mike Essoudry, Silver Creek, Jill Zmud, Peter Voith, Lindsay Ferguson, Sadie Hell, Ana Miura, The Kingmakers, Ken Voita

You can support this endeavour by following the link below and ordering the CD

Order Ottawa For Haiti CD
Alli's Journey - June 1, 2011 - Koerner Hall - Toronto, ON
April 26, 2011

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Kellylee added to Dianne Reeves show in Toronto April 16th
April 06, 2011
Kellylee has just been confirmed as an opening act for US jazz vocalist, Dianne Reeves, Toronto date at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Saturday, April 16th. For more information and to purchase tickets, follow the link below:
Kellylee Wins JUNO AWARD!
March 31, 2011
March 31, 2011


Kellylee Evans has won the 2011 Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year. The album, entitled Nina (Plus Loin Music), is a tribute to jazz great Nina Simone. Other nominees for the 2011 award included Emilie-Claire Barlow, Nikki Yanofsky, Laila Biali and the late Jeff Healey. This was the Ottawa-based singer-songwriter's second Juno Award nomination and first win.

"It was an honour to be nominated alongside such talented artists," said Evans. "And I am extremely grateful to have won the award with an album that pays tribute to Nina Simone."

Evans recorded Nina in France in November, 2009. French label Plus Loin Music had invited Evans to spend two days in their studio. Shortly after its release, Nina reached the topof the iTunes Jazz charts. The album received critical acclaim and soon Evans was earning accolades for her charismatic performances as she toured the album. In February 2011, Evans was nominated for 2011 Juno Vocal Jazz Album of the Year. She is at work planning her follow-up release slated for 2012.

Evans, who in 2010 also released an alt-soul album of originals titled The Good Girl, was a 2007Juno and Gemini nominee and was awarded second place in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocals Competition in 2004 by judges Quincy Jones and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Evans has toured North America and France opening for such luminaries as Tony Bennett, George Benson, Maceo Parker, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Chris Botti and Derek Trucks.
Jeweller Mark Lash donates piece for Juno MusicCounts
March 24, 2011
You can now bid on a beautiful ruby pendant created by Mark Lash and donated to MusicCounts in honour of the 40th Anniversary Juno Awards.

Bid on Mark Lash Ruby Pendant
Featured Video: Kellylee Evans "Hands Up"
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