Monday, March 17, 2014


Spread the word that jazz is alive and well in our communities. We're celebrating jazz all through the month of April--Jazz Appreciation Month. It all comes to a crescendo on April 30, International Jazz Day. So hear jazz, play jazz, dance jazz, sing jazz,LIVE and LOVE jazz...tell your friends, tell your coworkers, tell your's JazzApril. A Media Project of the Jazz Journalists Association.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Listen to IMPROVISATIONS on WUOT 91.9FM to hear Kelle & Will's interview with host, Todd Steed on Thursday, September 19th at 6:30pm. It will also be streaming online at

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Entertainer Kelle Jolly ushers in joy and watches it grow

The News Sentinel continues its monthly series of question-and-answer sessions with area artists. This month’s artist is musician and entertainer Kelle Jolly. Jolly is a singer who often accompanies herself on ukulele while wearing her own fashion designs. The wife of saxophonist Will Boyd, she supports Knoxville art groups that include Carpetbag Theatre, Flying Anvil Theatre and WDVX. She loves to sew and make puppets; her lifelong goal is to travel as an ambassador of American music.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Celebrating Jazz Day in Knoxville 2013

I had to control my excitement for the event of the day on April 30th. I didn't want to allow myself to be so hyper that I would not be able to concentrate on what I had to do to get through the day. First I had to make sure that Will and I got dressed and all of our musical equipment packed. Then I needed to make sure all of the band members were able to get in the building and set up.

Those things all came together. And many friends came out to hear us play. Emily Mathis played keys. Daniel Brown played bass and Luke Bowers played drums. Our set included old standards and some of our originals from the DREAMS OF MURORAN album.

Mayor Rogero read the JAZZ DAY and JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH proclamation and presented it to Will and me.

Photographer Jon Gustin documented the event.

We would like to thank everyone involved.  Now it's time to get busy planning for next year.

Friday, April 5, 2013

April is Jazz Appreciation Month- Share the spirit and rhythm of jazz!

I'm so excited about Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM)! There are so many performances to catch, starting with a FIRST FRIDAY jam at the Emporium and a show at Bella Luna in Market Square featuring Emily Mathis & Friends.

READ the article I submitted for the VISIT KNOXVILLE blog.