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dailytimesTHURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016 | THE DAILY TIMES | WEEKEND page 8

Kelle Jolly seeks to forge musical relationships with the Women in Jazz Jam Festival

It all started with some big ideas by East Tennessee jazz chanteuse Kelle Jolly. …

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Women in Jazz Jam Festival

The Women in Jazz Jam Festival will be Friday-Sunday, March 18-20, in locations around town. Festival organizer Kelle Jolly has put together a weekend of concerts and activities to celebrate women composers and musicians.

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Kelle Jolly Celebrates an Overlooked Tradition With the Women in Jazz Jam Festival

KMercby Rose Kennedy March 16, 2016

An audience member approached Kelle Jolly after a Tennessee Theatre Musical Monday appearance to tell her, “I didn’t know I liked jazz!”

Jolly had to reassure her: “It’s okay, it’s okay,” while the woman told her, “I didn’t know. I am so sorry!”

“She saw the light,” says Jolly. “It was like a whole new world opened for her. That’s a beautiful thing.” …