For over 40 years, the incomparable Nancy Kelly has wowed audiences all over the world. Her trademark swing/bop style has kept toes tapping and fingers snapping while staying true to the music she loves. Her latest record pays tribute to the late great jazz vocalist Mark Murphy. Murphy, a Syracuse native, passed in October of 2015 leaving behind an astounding body of work. With “Tribute to Mark Murphy”, Nancy Kelly pays homage to Murphy’s unique style and most beloved songs. She sat with The 3-1-5’s Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss to talk about the music and her early introduction to the legendary jazz singer.
Note: Songs heard on this episode include Song for the Geese, Sunday in New York, and On the Red Clay from Nancy Kelly’s Tribute to Mark Murphy available at https://www.nancykelly.com/. Information for the CD release celebration at the Wunderbar Theater on June 9th can be found at https://www.nancykelly.com/shows.