Accentuate: Tribute to Johnny Mercer

Shelley Burns & Avalon Swing

This band has a sweet swinging sound of two guitars, vocals, bass and clarinet.

"As a perpetual student and admirer of good jazz music, I always look forward to hearing Shelley Burns perform. With her vocal mastery of jazz standards, spontaneous melodic creativity and amazing ability to connect with the audience, Shelley consistently delivers a top-notch vocal performance. Thanks to Shelley and other great artists like her, the timeless spirit of jazz music lives on." Glenn Boutte'

"When I listen to Shelley Burns I am at peace and enchanted. Her interpretations are clear and pitch perfect and yet suddenly oh so thoughtful and poignant. I love being in the shadow of her smile." RJ Bullen

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Merry Christmas

Shelley Burns & Bill Dendle

This album is just so much fun. Bill and I had a blast recording this together. I sang and he played all the instruments. Bill even sings a song. If you like familiar holiday tunes, you'll like this collection.

This is an album of standard holiday tunes. It is full of the holiday spirit!

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Moon River

Shelley Burns

I sing in the style of Classic, Main Stream Jazz, swinging the Great American Songbook.

I love songs of the Great American songbook. I adore the rich melodies and poetic lyrics given to us by those songwriters contributing to our American Music. I enjoy taking these tunes and performing them with my own interpretations while staying respectful of the songwriters' intentions. I have been singing this music since I was a child. And, while I have sung many other styles while supporting my family as a singer, jazz standards have always been the music closest to my heart. My sisters and I had a quartet in the 50s and 60s. We performed the Standards with our 6 piece band at military bases during the Vietnam War. We also entertained audiences at private events, political fundraisers and toured the fair circuit. Over the last many years I have been performing concerts in nightclubs, jazz cruises and jazz festivals. I teach jazz vocals at jazz camps for young people. Also, I am a Certified Speech Level Singing teacher. Passing this music along to students brings me so much joy!

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Let Yourself Go

Shelley Burns

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.

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In Our Own Time

Shelley Burns

Shelley and her trio swing these beautiful jazz standards.

Shelley Burns started singing as a child with the Burns Sisters Quartet and continues as a featured vocalist in jazz and pop groups, radio and television commercials and recordings. Shelley teaches voice at her home and at Jazz Camps. "Compelling and imaginative" are the adjectives Bob Byler of JazzTimes uses to describe Shelley's vocal stylings.

Peter Haugen, the theater critic for the Sacramento Bee writes "Burns ... has a winning mastery of pop phrasing. She makes it sound easy." She 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. Shelley has a brand new recording with top flight LA Studio musicians.

It's "Let Yourself Go" and it's available at CDBaby. Her CD, "In Our Own Time," receives air play on jazz radio stations across the country. Information about Shelley's bands and their recordings can be found by visiting their web page at shelleyburns.net

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Moon River

Shelley Burns

I sing in the style of Classic, Main Stream Jazz, swinging the Great American Songbook.

I love songs of the Great American songbook. I adore the rich melodies and poetic lyrics given to us by those songwriters contributing to our American Music. I enjoy taking these tunes and performing them with my own interpretations while staying respectful of the songwriters' intentions. I have been singing this music since I was a child. And, while I have sung many other styles while supporting my family as a singer, jazz standards have always been the music closest to my heart. My sisters and I had a quartet in the 50s and 60s. We performed the Standards with our 6 piece band at military bases during the Vietnam War. We also entertained audiences at private events, political fundraisers and toured the fair circuit. Over the last many years I have been performing concerts in nightclubs, jazz cruises and jazz festivals. I teach jazz vocals at jazz camps for young people. Also, I am a Certified Speech Level Singing teacher. Passing this music along to students brings me so much joy!

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Let Yourself Go

Shelley Burns

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.

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In Our Own Time

Shelley Burns

Shelley and her trio swing these beautiful jazz standards.

Shelley Burns started singing as a child with the Burns Sisters Quartet and continues as a featured vocalist in jazz and pop groups, radio and television commercials and recordings. Shelley teaches voice at her home and at Jazz Camps. "Compelling and imaginative" are the adjectives Bob Byler of JazzTimes uses to describe Shelley's vocal stylings.

Peter Haugen, the theater critic for the Sacramento Bee writes "Burns ... has a winning mastery of pop phrasing. She makes it sound easy." She 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. Shelley has a brand new recording with top flight LA Studio musicians.

It's "Let Yourself Go" and it's available at CDBaby. Her CD, "In Our Own Time," receives air play on jazz radio stations across the country. Information about Shelley's bands and their recordings can be found by visiting their web page at shelleyburns.net

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