"Sill, whose oceanic tone carries on a Chicago bass tradition that starts with Milt Hinton and runs through such artists as Wilbur Ware and Rufus Reid, is complementary to Spencer's enthusiasm with a wry and perfectly placed musical aside."

Neil Tesser - National Jazz Critic


Brad Goode - Montezuma
Brian Gephart - Standing on Two Feet
Jack Mouse - Range of Motion
Dick Reynolds - Music and Friends
Zig Zag Quartet - Faye Seeman / Kelly Brand - Caught
Paul Kogut - Peace
Sonny G. - I'll be Laughing Tonight
Cy Touff / Sandy Moss - Tickle Toe
Kelly Brand - The Door
Kelly Brand - Afternoon in June
Jim McNeely / Kelly Sill / Joel Spencer - Boneyard
Bob Lark - Suggestions
John Moulder - Trinity
Brad Goode - Hypnotic Suggestion
Mark Colby - Speaking of Stan
Spider Saloff - Like Glass
Richard Drexler - My One and Only Love
Mike Kocour - High Standards
Tim Coffman - Crossroads
Band of Joes - Alejo Poveda / Steve Million - A Sense of Fairness
Mike Jones - Live at the Green Mill
Grazyna Auguscik - Past Forward
Scottinho - Batizado
Bob Lark - Until You
Rachael Caswell - Some Other Time
Fred Simon - Dreamhouse
Kelly Brand - Sister Luna
Jerry Steinhilber / Brian Sjourdinga - One Way
Kelly Brand / etc. - Women in Jazzland, Ladies Who Swing, and Mile by Jazz Mile
Joel Spencer / Mike Kocour - Interior Window
John Allred - Focused
Paul McKee - Gallery
Bill Sears - Chasin` The Goal
Joel Spencer / Kelly Sill - The Brighter Side
Diane Delin - Another Morning
Frank Mantooth - Sophisticated Lady
Jo Belle Yonely - Sessions with Friends
Eddie Jefferson - Live From the Jazz Showcase [video]
Kelly Brand - A Dream in a Stone
Kirsten Gustafson - You Taught My Heart to Sing
John Moulder - Awakening
Frank Mantooth - Dangerous Precedent
Akio Sasajima - Humpty Dumpty
Barry Deister - East / West Dialogue
Frank Mantooth - Suite Tooth
Akio Sasajima - Akio with Joe Henderson
Eric Schneider - Eric's Alley
Claudia Schmidt - Midwestern Heart
Si Kahn - Doing My Job
Eric Schneider - Just Wild Enuff
Simon and Bard - Musaic
Claudia Schmidt - Claudia Schmidt


Interlochen Summer Jazz Camp - Bill Sears
Northern IL U Adjunct Faculty
N.H.S.M.I. - Northwestern U
DePaul U Adjunct Faculty
International Music Foundation (Chicago Symphony)
Ravinia Mentors program
Ravinia Illumination & Discovery programs
Elmhurst College Adjunct Faculty
UIC Adjunct Faculty
U of Chicago Adjunct Faculty
Lake Forest College Adjunct Faculty
Northeastern IL U Adjunct Faculty
Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp
Interlochen Arts Academy - Bill Sears
Chicago Jazz Quintet - Mike Steinel
Jamey Aebersold Jazz Camp
U of WI - Stephen's Pt. Jazz Camp
Clark Terry Big Band Camp
U of IL (Champaign) - Summer Youth Music - John Garvey


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, Charles McPherson,
Jim McNeely, Mose Allison, David Newman, Ed Thigpen, Marvin Stamm,
Sonny Fortune, Bob Mintzer, Lew Tabackin, Harry Allen, Buddy DeFranco,
Junior Mance, Mel Torme, Terry Gibbs, Charlie Byrd, Joey DeFrancesco,
Phil Woods, Jake Hanna, Red Holloway, Dave McKenna, Victor Lewis,
Jerry Dodgion, Johnny Griffin

Kelly Sill has worked for over 35 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, Orchestra Hall (Symphony Center) in Chicago, and the Thessaloniki Concert Hall in Greece.

  • Member Since: 2011


This Artist has 2 Albums


Paul Messina
over 30 days ago to Kelly Sill

Sister Luna is a great tune!!! Great musicianship!!

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Kelly Sill
over 30 days ago

My wife, Kelly Brand, wrote the tune and both arranged and orchestrated it - Kelly Sill

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