Kelly Delaveris

Bio

Kelly Delaveris

Kelly Crum Delaveris has been singing professionally since 1978, inspired by her father's collection of big band singers and Sergio Mendes recordings. 

She has performed with a variety of instrumentation, from a duo to a symphony, and is a frequent guest of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. 

Kelly is a fan-favorite among local Columbus jazz fans. She was voted Best Vocalist in Columbus by the Columbus Dispatch 2006 Readers Poll. John Petric of the Columbus Dispatch, says "her rapid-fire phrasing, practically turning the lyrics into liquid sounds. Amazing." 

Kelly has opened for Sarah Vaughn, Bob James, Bob Newhart, Joan Rivers, Tito Puente, Tony Bennett and many more. 

Kelly also sings with the group Brasileira, performing Brazilian standards and favorites in Portuguese.

In 2012, Kelly left her home city of Columbus, Ohio and moved to York, Pennsylvania.  Since moving to Pennsylvania, she has performed with duos and trios in the Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia and Baltimore areas. She was the featured performer with the Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra and the River City Big Band.