Johnny Brenda's Presents:

Great Time & Taylor Kelly

Wednesday, April 12
Doors: 7pm

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*
*Attendees are encouraged to wear masks while not actively drinking*

7PM – Doors
8PM – Show


Born and raised in the suburbs of Rochester, NY, Taylor Kelly is now a fixture in the vibrant Philadelphia music scene further honing her introspective take on jazz, soul, and funk. She combines her smooth, powerful, technically-informed voice with a full horn section, addictive hip hop and electronic beats, and complex arrangements she writes herself with help from long-time collaborator and trombonist Mike Rilli. Both a vocalist and trumpet player, her sound is a dynamic blend of several established genres: she melds the improvisational looseness of jazz, the rhythmic earworms of funk, and the moving resonance of soul to carve out a niche all her own. Kelly names Stevie Wonder, Roy Hargrove, Erykah Badu and Emily King as influences, integrating strong melodic contour and intricate harmonies into lyrically personal and sonically anthemic tracks. 


Great Time doesn’t want to fit in a box. Living up to their name, the band just wants to have a great time making the music they want. Tired of being advised to “pick a lane” by some of their industry peers, Great Time sets out to create music that celebrates their wide-ranging sound, incorporating genres like synth-pop, electronic, jazz, punk, rock and R&B.

Throughout their career, the band has opened for plenty of notable acts, including Japanese Breakfast, Spin Doctors, and Caroline Rose, joining the latter on a tour across the East Coast and Midwest. Great Time was also the house band for Winnifred Coombe’s comedy show “The Violet Hour” in 2020 pre-pandemic, that featured Saturday Night Live cast members Alex Moffatt and Melissa Villaseñor. The band’s live shows reimagine their discography, bringing new elements like resampling and looping while keeping the mesmerizing energy from their recordings. 


Jasmine Cassell is a Philly-based singer-songwriter and performer spreading dosages of rhythmic medicine. Her melodic tunes will take you to a space of nostalgia, empowerment & self-love. One has to listen to her delivery and passion to be immersed into the artist’s original style. Jasmine currently has her second EP ‘ENIM’ streaming on all platforms. ENIM is Cassell’s most mature offering to date, a collection of six songs attesting to the full range of highs and lows experienced in and out of love.

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