Taylor Kelly – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – August 2nd, 2019

Taylor Kelly

Taylor Kelly

Rachel Andie and the Vth Element, Sophie Coran

Fri · August 2, 2019

8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 ADV / $12 DOS + Fees

Taylor Kelly
Taylor Kelly
Taylor Kelly was born and raised in the suburbs of Rochester, NY and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA where she is further discovering herself as an artist. She has a voice that blends both the smoothness and rhythmic nature of jazz, soul and funk. Her tasteful songwriting tells tales of truth in hopes to inspire many to love, live and let go. Also a trumpet player, she proves the importance of a strong horn section and hot horn lines and strives for an instrumental-vocal approach, a rhythmic phrasing and an improvisation that is reminiscent of many of her trumpet playing influences (Chet Baker, Roy Hargrove and Miles Davis to name a few). Her musical stylings are reflective of Erykah Badu and Stevie Wonder as they possess what she believes to be the true essence of music- harmonic complexity, strong melodic contour and lyrical honesty with an absolutely relentless underlying groove.
Taylor graduated from Berklee College of Music in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Music where she had diligently studied the vast realm that is music. She leads an 8-piece group that has shared the stage with Moonchild, Becca Stevens, Bahamadia and Georgia Anne Muldrow and has released three albums, her most recent entitled "Do U Feel Me" that released 23 June 2017 (www.taylorkelly.bandcamp.com). She recently was awarded an Akademia Award for Best R&B/Soul EP and was a finalist in the PHL LIVE Center Stage for R&B. Aside from her own group, Taylor is also the front-woman (Tayoncé) of Jay-Z/Beyonce tribute band For the Record (previously Hard Knock Live), who had the unbelievable privilege of opening up for Salt N Pepa at Boston's ThrowBBaQ at City Hall in July 2014.
Aside from performing, Taylor teaches voice, piano, songwriting and trumpet lessons. She takes pride in teaching others and inspiring them to love music in the way she has learned to. "I believe the essence of music is self-expression and finding meaning in every word and/or note but I also realize the importance of music theory, ear training and the ability to read as it allows you to understand music fully and go far beyond what you ever thought you could do."
Rachel Andie and the Vth Element
Rachel Andie is a Japanese American multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Philadelphia. Raised in Lansdale, PA; Andie has been vibrant piece of the local music scene since she started playing First Fridays outside of Red Lotus Tattoo at the age of 17. She has come a long way in her musical journey in Philadelphia, and now plays shows all throughout the city with her band, The Fifth Element. She also writes for her solo project consisting of looping guitar, intricate vocals, and tap dancing as percussion. Her debut album "The Common Calamity" was independently released in August of 2016 with her backing band, We The People, at the age of 19. In January of 2018, she formed a six piece band, Rachel Andie & The Fifth Element, an alternative ambient folk group consisting of local musicians and educators in Philadelphia. Through a successful Kickstarter campaign, they were able to record their first live studio album titled "Tu Me Manques" which was released on December 1st, 2018. They have been featured on WXPN’s The Key & Folk Show, WEEU The Sound Room, SXSW Official Showcase, NPR Slingshot Artists, & many more. The group continues to play on a weekly basis all throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, and will be planning their first tour for the summer of 2019.
Sophie Coran
Inspired by artists such as Amy Winehouse, Nick Hakim and Alicia Keys, Sophie Coran creates Noir & B, a blend of Jazz, R&B, and Soul, with a sense of nostalgia. Coran combines her intimate lyrics and soulful vocals with arrangements inspired by classic 20th century cinematic orchestration.
Tipped as one of 10 Artists You Should Know from Philadelphia on NPR Music as well as one of six Philly Music Finds for 2018 by WXPN 88.5’s John Vettese, Sophie Coran is a singer-songwriter based in Philadelphia. Her music has been featured on WXPN 88.5 FM, WPPM 106.5, and 93.7 WSTW, and she has performed at varied venues throughout Philadelphia as well as abroad in Copenhagen and London.
Earlier this year Coran began releasing singles (“Permission” and “Duller Star”) from her upcoming project and will continue to release new music throughout the year. Coran is currently working with Michael Cumming on this project alongside her band including Logan Roth (keys), Arjun Dube (drums) and Mike Morrongiello (bass) at Rittenhouse SoundWorks in Philadelphia.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104