Let Yourself Go
Classic mainstream jazz; hard swinging tunes and beautiful ballads from the 30s 40s & 50s, with Shelley's unique, supple & beautiful voice, and top-flight L.A. jazz instrumentalists.
Shelley is a two-time nominee as best jazz musician for the Sacramento Music Award. "Compelling and imaginative" are the adjectives Bob Byler of JazzTimes uses to describe Shelley's vocal stylings.
Marcus Crowder of The Sacramento Bee writes "Burns' new release, "Let Yourself Go," is a classy, bright- sounding collection that could easily propel the versatile singer to new heights."
Peter Haugen, the theater critic for the Sacramento Bee writes "Burns ... has a winning mastery of pop phrasing. She makes it sound easy."
Shelley performs with a number of Sacramento musical groups, with her band "Shelley Burns and Avalon Swing" at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee and at other jazz festivals around the world. Shelley has an extensive knowledge of standard jazz repertoire, having over thirty-five years of experience as a professional jazz vocalist, working with world-class musicians.
Her CD "In Our Own Time," which is available through Amazon.com, receives air play on jazz radio stations across the country.