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Kelly Powers pianist, composer and educator is a young, inspired artist making her way on the New York City jazz scene. Kelly graduated Magna Cum Laude from Jackie McLean Institute for Jazz Studies and thereupon pursued her Master degree at the Manhattan School of Music. During this time she was a student of pianists Harold Mabern, Larry Willis, Garry Dial, Andy Laverne and jazz legend Jackie McLean. Kelly also had the opportunity to study with George Cables at the Jazz in July summer program at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Kelly has performed alongside many great jazz artists including Jimmy Heath, Eddie Henderson, Nat Reeves, Steve Davis, Jim Rotundi, Eric Alexander, Jeremy Pelt, Winard Harper, Dezron Douglas and Luquez Curtis. She has also performed and toured with many big bands including the Artie Shaw Orchestra, Cab Calloway Orchestra, Jack Jeffers NYC Classics, George Gee Swing Orchestra and Travis Sullivan Bjorkestra. She has played many venues around the world, some of these include, Jazz Caf (London), Body and Soul (Tokyo), Caf Rosenberg (Reykjavik), Jazz Club (Barcelona), Smoke, Cleopatra's Needle, Kitano, Zinc Bar, Miles Caf, Swing 46, Minton's Playhouse, the Carlyle, Rainbow Room, Scullers and Regattabar.

Ms. Powers graduated from the Manhattan School of Music jazz program in 2006, where she studied with Garry Dial, Cecil Bridgewater and Dave Leibman. Upon graduation, her debut CD (available on iTunes and CDBaby) was released including sidemen Matt Aronoff, Kendrick Scott and special guest Samir Zarif. This CD features two original compositions and arrangements of classic jazz standards.

Ms. Powers has taught jazz improvisation and piano at summer camps at the Artist Collective (Hartford, CT) and Montclair Music Camp (Montclair, NJ). She currently has a sizeable roster of private students and has appeared in educational concerts for children at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Webop Program. She is on faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and the Bergen Academy of Music and Arts (Oradell, NJ).

Studio Location
122 La Salle Street
New York, NY 10027
(508) 341-2405