Kellylee Evans

Kellylee Evans is confirmed to appear at Merrickville's Jazz Festival for 2018

Location and Date To Be Announced

Title track from Kellylee Evans’ lastest CD “Come On”

Six albums deep and Juno Award winner Kellylee Evans is still shaking it up on Come On, her latest Decca album.

The stylistic connoisseur has tackled everything from jazz to R&B and pop in such previous tasty classics fight or flight?, Nina – her Juno-winning tribute to the legendary Nina Simone – and I Remember When.

Praised by the Latin Jazz Network for a “gorgeous voice (that) rises to the heavens in rapturous wonder as if in consanguinity with a chorus of angels” and by the Yukon Arts Centre for “a stunning crystalline voice, both powerful and emotive,” Evans now pushes her muse firmly into the soulful pop territory with Come On: a wonderfully refreshing album about love and life that comes on the heels of two nearly careerending accidents: a freak lightning strike in her Ottawa kitchen and further effects of a concussion suffered during a fall at her home.

However, Evans is nothing if not resilient: the runner-up of the 2004 Thelonious Monk Competition offers views on love and loss in an alluringly rhythmic approach that has touches of psychedelic pop, resonating soul groove and that je ne sais quoi that is strictly Kellylee and forged by her jazz discipline.

From the stirring soul-stomper “Come On” - which combines an effervescent Motown feel with traces of psychedelia – and the funky groove-a-liciousness of “Hands Up” to the string-and-horn-spiced magnetism of “Know His Worth,” the 10 songs of Come On find Kellylee at her most magically potent.

Produced and co-written by Eric Legnini (Stefano Di Battista), this is post-romantic soul at its finest; a project of strong vision and great execution that signals the return of Kellylee Evans as a bold explorer and interpreter.

It only gets better when you experience her live, in her element.

Kellylee Evans’ time is now, and Come On is just the catalyst to get her there.

Call for Artists

Malgré le fait que le site Web est disponible uniquement en anglais nous sommes fiers de fournir le présent Appel aux artistes en français également.

Call For Artists – Merrickville’s Jazz Fest 2018

Merrickville’s Jazz Fest (MJF) is pleased to announce a “Call for Artists” for those who wish to perform in the eighth annual edition of the Festival this coming October. The Festival will open with a special event to acknowledge our sponsors on Thursday evening October 11 and will continue through Sunday night October 14, 2018. As with previous editions, MJF offers a wide variety of jazz performances at pubs, restaurants, churches, and other locations throughout Merrickville’s beautiful downtown core.

We are pleased to be a jazz festival that is growing in popularity with recognition of our excellent jazz programming. Musicians and their fans are attracted to the friendly atmosphere in Merrickville and we look forward to putting together an exciting line-up of talent again this year.
The Application Form is now available at MJF’s website at

The deadline for receipt of applications to perform in the 2018 edition of the festival is noon on Thursday May 24, 2018.

For additional information, please contact:
Susan Piercey: Director
Ralph Hopper: Artistic Director

Appel aux artistes 2018 – Le festival de Jazz de Merrickville

Le festival de Jazz de Merrickville (MJF) a le plaisir de lancer son « Appel aux artistes » pour son édition 2018 à l’intention des musiciens qui désirent soumettre leur candidature. Le Festival 2018 sera inauguré lors d’un évènement spécial jeudi le 11 Octobre en soirée et se déroulera sur quatre jours, soit jusqu’en soirée du dimanche le 14 Octobre. Comme pour les éditions précédentes, le MJF offre une grande variété de concerts de jazz dans des pubs, bistros, restaurants, églises et dans d’autres lieux du district historique de notre beau village.

Nous sommes fiers d’être un festival de jazz qui croit en popularité avec une programmation de qualité . Les musiciens et leurs fans sont attirés par l’atmosphère amical de Merrickville et nous nous réjouissons de pouvoir proposer encore une fois cette année des artistes de qualité exceptionnelle.

Le formulaire d’inscription est maintenant disponible sur notre site Web au :

La date limite pour recevoir les candidatures pour performer lors de l’édition 2018 du festival est midi, jeudi le 24 Mai 2018.

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec :

Susan Piercey: Director
Ralph Hopper: Artistic Director