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Kellye scats live on Austin tv!
Austin perfers to call itself the “live music capital of the world” these days. This is pretty much a fact when it comes to singer-songwriters, alt rock, americana, rock and bluegrass but when it comes to jazz the opportunities for live performance are few and far between.
When KEYE’s Austin Live producer called and said she was interested in presenting “scat” to the viewing audience we jumped at the chance. Not really understanding that scat singing is an extremely technical and viable part of the jazz artistic experience they call it “musical jibber-jabber” in the interview. Kellye does her best to clear up any misunderstanding about scat singing. She educates by example singing and scatting her way through George Gershwin’s “Summertime”.
Just two and a half minutes long, this little clip demonstrates the ease Kellye has with these master vocal techniques that most jazz singers just dream about. Her internal sense of time and near perfect pitch prove that she doesn’t need backing instruments to make the tune entertaining, musical and swinging.
Enjoy the clip http://weareaustin.com/search-fulltext?nxd_id=85145
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