Kellylee Evans is one of the most dynamic and creative vocalists of her generation. She discovered jazz in her teens and has since gone on to perform all over the world, opening for ruch greats as Tony Bennett, George Benson and John Legend. She continues to evolve her distinctive vocal sound, which seamlessly fuses jazz and her own unique style of “soul pop”.
She achieved a 2nd place in 2004 and was the 2010 winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, held at The Kennedy Centre in Washington, D.C.
She received Juno and Gemini Award nominations for her first two albums, Fight or Flight and The Good Girl, then won 2011 Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the year forI Remember When, a beautiful tribute to Nina Simone, one of jazz's greatest vocalists and pianists. Her album, Come On, was nominated for the 2018 Juno, Vocal Jazz Album Of The Year.
Now with six albums, Evans is still shaking it up on Come On, nominated for the 2018 Juno, Vocal Jazz Album Of The Year. It's about love and life that comes on the heels of two nearly career-ending accidents: a freak lightning strike in her Ottawa home and a concussion suffered during a fall.
- Thelonius Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition 2004: 2nd place
- Juno Awards 2011: winner "Vocal Jazz Album of the Year"
- Canadian Smooth Jazz Award 2007: winner Female Vocalist of the Year
- Barnes & Noble Discover New Artists 2006: selected release "Fight or Flight?"
- Toronto Independent Music Awards 2006: nomined
- Gemini Awards 2007: nominated "Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series"
- Juno Awards 2007: nominated "Vocal Jazz Album of the Year"
- Juno Awards 2018: nominated “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year”