George Kelly (musician)

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George Kelly
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George Kelly in 1977
Background information
Birth name George Kelly
Born 31 July 1915
Origin Miami, Florida
Died 24 May 1998
Genres Jazz
Instruments tenor saxophone, vocalist
Labels Dharma Records
Associated acts Panama Francis, Gene Krupa, Cozy Cole

George Kelly (31 July 1915 – 24 May 1998) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, vocalist and arranger born in Miami, Florida, perhaps best known for his works with Panama Francis first in the 1930s and again in the 1970s, the latter dates representing a newly formed "Savoy Sultans". Additionally, Kelly led his own bands and worked with other jazz artists such as Gene Krupa, Rex Stewart and Cozy Cole, among others.

Select discography[edit]

  • Stealing Apples (Dharma Records)