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…a robust and captivating vocalist… -Jazz Times
Shelly has been singing, performing and composing for over twenty years. Her projects have embraced soul, jazz, blues, R&B, reggae and pop. Music has taken Shelly all over the United States and the world. Ensembles have ranged from intimate duets to Jazz Orchestras and most everything in between. She is currently among the busiest vocalists in Portland, Oregon performing regularly every week with her own projects as well as with Smooth Jazz innovator Tom Grant.
In keep with her restlessly creative spirit, Shelly’s latest adventure finds her moving beyond the “world soul” atmosphere of that album and into an exotic, inviting and enchanting project with Grammy-winning cellist David Darling, The Wild Bird Project. This work-in-progress investigates the terrain of the sensual spirit, creating music that is hypnotic and transporting, a natural outgrowth of her past musical and spiritual explorations and her long-held love for poetry and mythology.