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Kelle Jolly

Contact Name: Kelle Jolly


Knoxville, Tennessee
United States

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Phone: (865) 622-7174

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Kelle Joy https://www.kellejolly.com/

Kelle Jolly is known as the “Tennessee Ukulele Lady “. Her inspiring concerts and workshops leave audiences of all ages amazed by the many different styles of music that can be played on ukulele and how it can be used to enhance storytelling. Kelle believes ukuleles are “four strings of fun”!

She has presented musical concerts of spirituals, jazz and blues. Kelle has also presented storytelling concerts that include folktales and historical stories. She has experience composing original skits with music.

Past performances include Waterfest at Ijams Nature Center, the Flower & Food Festival at Dollywood and the Louie Bluie Festival.

Contact Kelle Joy at myjollyboy@gmail.com

Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Introduction to Ukulele

Program Type: Arts Curriculum

Program Description:

After a short performance, students will be introduced to the ukulele. Kelle will share the history of the ukulele, identify the parts and explain how sound is created on the ukulele. If the students have access to ukuleles, they will learn to play a song.

Students will be able to identify the blues music style. They will play alone and with others.

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Program Title: Life Gives Me the Blues

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

The 12-bar blues is a traditional American song form. This program will teach learners about the history of the blues and the characteristics of the blues. After analyzing examples of 12-bar blues music written by women in Tennessee, learners will compose and perform original blues lyrics while being accompanied by Kelle Jolly on ukulele.

The songs created during this program can be used to create school songs or organization songs. The learners can be directed to focus their songwriting on a theme or special occasion.

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