STYLE: Soulful Jazz, pop, folk, Latin.
Jillette sings lyrical, soulful takes on favorite songs across genres. Described as expressive, earthy, playful yet stirring, her distinctive sound illuminates Jazz standards, Latin tunes, folk songs and classic R&B so that each song is uniquely her own. Jillette co-leads the acoustic quartet The Americas Project and fronts both the 1950's jazz quartet The Lovesome and The Big Bang Big Band, a classic 10-piece band.
The Americas Project, North and South American folk music that's groovesome and melodious. Melding cajon and assorted percussion, upright bass, nylon-string guitar and vocals, Jillette's Latin-based combo The Americas Project plays music from two continents in three languages: Spanish, Portuguese and English. See us monthly at the famed 55 Bar in Greenwich Village!
The Lovesome, Soulful Jazz, Vintage R&B from New York City. A classy 1950's Jazz and Bossanova trio or quartet. Kelsey's straight ahead jazz combo The Lovesome brings cool jazz from NYC - upscale, compact, always tasteful. Their substantial jazz standards repertoire includes time-tested favorites and lesser-known gems. We sometimes scale down to duo and other times add horns to make a sextet.
The Kelsey Jillette Group, jazz-infused folk-pop and funk band featuring organ and guitar. This organ group brings a loungy, funky vibe and plays a mix of standards and groovy, soulful 70's and 80's pop.
The Big Bang Big Band, a 10-piece classic big band whose swing lights up the dance floor. We play big band swing - think Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie- with sensitive dynamics that can fit just about any room. We also go by the name The Tom Abbott Orchestra.