“[Meashey’s] style reflects the study of horns (as seen through her phrasing) as well as the passion of Soul and Jazz performers.” (Cadence magazine)
Kelly began singing professionally in the tri-state area 37 years ago. She cut her Jazz teeth with kindhearted warriors of Jazz at Jams such as Gerts and The Blue Note, then, went on to win gigs at The Borgia Cafe, Zanzibar Blue, JJ's Grotto, and Pierre's Lounge. She has showcased at Chestnut Cabaret, Steel City, Chaplin's, The Music Cafe, The Uptown Jazz Hour series, The Art Museum of Phila., Berks Jazzfest, and Jazzbridge's Jazz in the Wood.
In Kelly’s style, one can hear her move easily from empowered soul, to sweet vulnerability, to technical acrobatics, to raw emotion, to straight-ahead swing. She prides herself on always being able to stay true to herself and the music.
She co-led on two recordings: Inner Urge with Randy Sarles in the Dreambox Media label, and, Songs of Living with Dylan Taylor on C.I.M.P. (Creative Improvised Music Projects)
She has been a board certified clinical music therapist since 1982 and credits her clients with deepening her perception of range, texture, and emotional capacity of the human voice to express without words.
To Kelly, music provides a limitless source of connection to self and others when words completely fail
“Taylor's bowing is stunningly put into service.” (All about Jazz)
”Taylor generates a winding, elastic bass line” (All About Jazz)
Bassist / Cellist / Composer and Arranger Dylan Taylor is a veteran mainstay of the greater Philadelphia area Jazz scene. During his busy career Dylan has provided the bottom anchor for name artists such as Lee Konitz, Freddie Hubbard, Mose Allison and Larry Coryell, and taken part in steady local Jazz engagements in Center City's better hotels with pianist Tom Lawton's trio at the Four Seasons and saxophonist Tony Williams' quartet at the RitzCarlton.
Taylor has recorded extensively for the C.I.M.P. label on respective releases with saxophonist Bobby Zankel, vibraphonist Khan Jamal and Vocalist Kelly Meashey, and was a longtime member of Bobby Zankel's "little big band," The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, with recordings on Dreambox Media. In 2013 Taylor's musical score for the feature film Takao Dancer was premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
Taylor's original composition, Art the Messenger, encapsulates Taylor's spiritual feelings regarding both his musicmaking/bandleading approach and his overall worldview: Specifically, that positive hope combined with the musical diversity displayed in his compositions weaving together AfroCuban,fusion, straight ahead, blues and avantgarde canplay a part in a larger message of connecting us all individually to something bigger than ourselves, a sum truly greater than its parts. As Dylan Taylor states, "I hope that my music can contribute in some way to this process."