Hi there! My name is Janis Kelly and I’m a singer-songwriter, recording artist, educator and “musical instigator” on a mission to IGNITE your body, mind and spirit with my Higher Vibe music: A soul-stirring, heart-opening and thought-provoking blend of jazz, r&b, blues and pop with a harmonizing message of love, peace and connection!
After writing music for most of my adult life, I started recording it in 2007 and have since completed six albums of original songs, including my latest projects, Sing! Praise! Chant! Breathe! (2019) a sing-along music and meditation album and Say, 'Yes!' (2016) my first studio album recorded in Colorado, all of which you can listen to, download, purchase and share on the Home, Music and Store pages on this site. I’m in the studio right now, nearing completion on my next album, Keep On Reaching, due to be released in late 2023--fingers crossed!
I have also been recording with my band, Global Soul Experience and my women’s vocal ensemble, Spirit Voices since 2014, so feel free to take a listen here: https://soundcloud.com/globalsoulexperience; https://soundcloud.com/spirit-voices.
Throughout my earlier years as a professional touring vocalist, it was my great honor to share the stage and studio with some amazing artists and musical influences including Carole King, Chaka Khan, Tower of Power, The Neville Brothers and Maurice White from Earth, Wind & Fire. These incredible opportunities had a huge impact on my songwriting and performing endeavors in later years, as well as my roles as band leader, music director, event producer and, frankly, human being. I am eternally grateful for the opportunities and the lessons learned!
Enjoy my website and thanks for signing up for my mailing list, reaching out with a message and checking out an upcoming event or show. And remember, you are a gift to everyone you meet, you shine your light everywhere you go and you belong every place you enter!
“A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song”-Maya Angelou