Robin McKelle

Decades: 2000s


Robin McElhatten, 1976, Rochester, New York, USA. McKelle began singing at the age of five as a member of a church choir, then studied music formally at the University of Miami, and at Berklee College Of Music, from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree. Subsequently, she returned to Berklee as member of the faculty, teaching voice. In the early 00s, McKelle worked with many artists from the worlds of jazz, rock and pop, including Terence Blanchard, Don Grusin, Herbie Hancock, Darren Hayes, Michael McDonald, Jon Secada, Wayne Shorter, BeBe Winans, and the Boston Pops Orchestra. Among several honours, McKelle has received the Jazz Vocal award from the National Foundation for the Arts, a Cleo Laine Scholarship, and the Berklee Achievement Scholarship, and in 2004 she was placed third in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition. Possessing a rich and compelling vocal sound, McKelle is very well suited for the varied repertoire that she...

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