Starting at age four in her hometown of Rochester, New York, Nancy studied piano, clarinet, drama and dance with private instructors, and voice at the Eastman School of Music.
Nancy appears regularly in New York City including performances at The Blue Note, Birdland and The Rainbow Room and Dizzy’s Jazz club, Lincoln Center. She works frequently in Los Angeles and Miami, as well as countless jazz clubs, festivals, and symphony orchestra engagements across the country and around the world including a recent tour of Asia including Hong Kong and Bangkok and Jakarta and Singapore. Downbeat magazine’s reader’s poll voted Kelly the title of “best female jazz vocalist” two years in a row
Nancy has 6 nationally and internationally acclaimed CD’s and continues to demonstrate why the jazz world calls her “The Real Deal”