Transplanted from the small island town of Sitka, Alaska, Danielle Kelly has found herself a part of the musical heartbeat of Southern Oregon. After receiving a BFA in Acting at Southern Oregon University, she mitigated her academic burn out by enthusiastically throwing herself into the fine dining industry in Ashland. Topping off wine glasses for playgoers attending the Oregon Shakespeare Festival inspired conversations of art and live music and eventually reignited Danielle’s desire to perform herself. A local jazz group enlisted her as their vocalist in 2010, beginning her live performance career in the Rogue Valley. Guest vocalist quickly turned into band leader of her own “Danielle Kelly Jazz Project,” shortly followed by the “Danielle Kelly Soul Project.”
Danielle Kelly and her bands are available for bookings at all types of events including festivals, wineries, weddings, night clubs, resorts, and more.
You can catch her live on Jefferson Public Radio hosting Open Air, an eclectic music show daily 12:00-3:00pm PST Monday through Friday.
Danielle Kelly Soul Project is a female-fronted five piece dance party band. DKSP heats up any party with their original funk and soul songs, mixing in favorite classic and neo soul covers… think Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Amy Winehouse, Sharon Jones, Prince… Funky, fun & feel-good.
2024 Schedule at The Mill Casino
5:30 – 6:40 pm Salmon Room
8:30 – 9:40 pm Salmon Room