Shelly Rudolph: Swank Soul

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Shelly Rudolph: Swank Soul Cover

“Imagine a smoky, sonic concoction with equal parts sugar and whiskey, and you've got something close to Shelly Rudolph's voice. Whatever the material, Ms. Rudolph has enough bluesy grit and diva class to carry the day." - All About Jazz “A soulful vocalist that prefers not to be contained” (Midwest Records) Soul Siren Shelly Rudolph has long been a favored voice around her hometown of Portland, Oregon, and musical travels have taken her to New York, Los Angeles, the West Indies, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and beyond. She has been dubbed a “robust and captivating vocalist” by Jazz Times and the LA Weekly praised her ability to use her “honey-glazed throat to send chills up and down your spine.” Infusing jazz, blues and her own “powerfully romantic” material with sultry sweetness + soul filled revelation, Ms. Rudolph dives deep into the intersecting realms of love, mystery, music and spoken word. Well-established as an organically-gifted and sultry fine purveyor of jazz, soul, pop, blues, Rudolph shines as a writer on her latest album the ambitious, enchanting and atmospheric The Way We Love (Origin, 2020), featuring GRAMMY winning, ECM Records’ “maverick” cellist David Darling. Her 2023 Swank Soul recording & performance project is a sultry tumble rise-up sassy struts, bluesy boleros and hip-sway ballads that beckon with charm deluxe. Infused with the intoxicatingly soulful sounds of trio guitarist Dan Gildea, bassist Bill Athens and master drummer Edwin Coleman III, Shelly’s brand of tenderness, power and pure joy reaches new heights. Drink up!