Kelly Sill - NIU - School of Music

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Kelly SillKelly Sill

Applied Artist
B.A., University of Illinois

Office: 815-753-1551

Kelly Sill has worked for over 30 years in the Chicago area as a house bassist for Rick`s Cafe Americain, George`s, The Jazz Showcase, Pop`s, and The Green Mill.  Concert venues include the Chicago Jazz Festival, Ravinia, the Red Sea Jazz Festival, the Elkhart Jazz Festival, and Orchestra Hall (Symphony  Center) in Chicago.

Kelly has performed with Hank Jones, Woody Shaw, Dave Liebman, Eddie Jefferson, Snooky Young, Cedar Walton, Red Rodney, Eddie Harris, Johnny Hartman,Tommy Flanagan, Joe Henderson, Billy Eckstine, Don Menza, Clark Terry,Jerome Richardson, Barry Harris, Conti Condoli, Ruth Brown, Cissy Houston, Art Farmer, Red Holloway, Donald Byrd, Ira Sullivan, Anita O`Day, Freddie Hubbard, Herb Ellis, Bobby Watson, Jackie McLean, Dakota Staton,  Bobby Hutcherson, Kenny Burrell, Bill Hardman, Charlie Rouse, Clifford Jordan, Morgana King, Barney Kessel, Urbie Green, Scott Hamilton, Chris Conner, Chris Potter, Mel Lewis, Art Blakey, Louis Bellson, Ernie Watts, Sadao Watanabe, Jim McNeely, Mose Allison, David Newman, Ed Thigpen, and Marvin Stamm.