One of the nation’s most versatile and sought after professional drummers and musical directors, Kevin Kelley, is set to jazz this holiday season with his Soulful Christmas Album release.
His Album consists of 10 best-loved holiday tunes by Kevin and his band of fellow musicians which will be available on Friday, November 24 on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS is a vibrant collection of holiday music ideal for Jazz fans and fans of soulfully and intricately orchestrated Sacred music.
On the album, Kevin and his band jazzed the classic hymn “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and offer up the funk on “Hark The Harold Angels Sing”.
Explaining about his album, says,
Everyone that played with me on this album is very close to me and it was such a great experience.
“My biological brother is Kyle Kelley. Tony, Lawrence and Keith are like brothers to me – we have a genuine brotherhood shared through music and shared in life!, says Kevin.
Kevin’s brotherhood of musicians includes: Kyle Kelley, Tony Simmons, Lawrence “Larry” Johnson and Keith Fowler.
The comradery among these gentlemen is felt on every song. Their love for music and bond in beat exudes on the high energy big band track “I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas”.
We are all musicians from St. Louis and have played together for so many years, says Kevin. But sadly, Tony passed away and this album is my last recorded memory with him.
About Kevin Kelley
Kevin Kelley is one of the nation’s most versatile and sought after professional drummers and musical directors.
The St. Louis, MO native has played with Yolanda Adams, Tony Bennett, Shirley Murdock, Erykah Badu, Ramsey Lewis, The Temptations and so many more across Jazz, Gospel, Pop and Latin music.
He has also performed and recorded with and for a countless number of artists.
A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS Track List:
1. I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas
2. Deck The Halls (featuring Keith Fowler)
3. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (featuring Lawrence “Larry” Johnson)
4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
5. Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child (featuring Tony Simmons)
6. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
7. Hark, The Harold Angels Sing
8. Winter Wonderland (featuring Kyle E. Kelley)
9. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
10. Auld Lang Syne