Lynn Keller - Profile

 

"If you do what you love, others will love that you do!" That's Lynn's motto -- which rings true for her pursuit of music and entertaining. She has a great time performing which translates to a good time for the audience.  She believes that when you're on stage every part of you is engaged. It's a feeling of being totally alive and involved, head to toe!

Lynn sings upscale jazz favorites, blues and tender ballads lending a thoughtful texture to her music. Her devotion to performing did not spring-up over night. She grew up in a family of musicians and performers. It's in her DNA to understand and appreciate entertaining as a challenging pursuit. Over the years, she has added French and Spanish selections to her repertoire. Upon request, she sings in other languages too. Bottom line, she ensures her music resonates with the occasion and with every listener in the room.

Lynn sings with big bands like: The Flight 584 Big Band, Conductor John Mitchell, The Woody James Legacy Big Band, Pat Longo's Hollywood Big band. Lynn's dad, legendary trumpet player Art Depew (and conductor of the Harry James Orchestra,) exposed her to big band music. She has had a passion for it ever since.  She has accumulated a big band book of over 40 songs ready to go. Lynn and her dad completed an album together featuring big band and smaller combo selections. Completed in 2015, "Notes From My Father," was a labor of love for the both of them.

For many years, Lynn has enjoyed singing with the New Randy Van Horne Singers. The original Singers are best known for recording the iconic “Flintstones Theme,” and many other cartoon themes for Hanna Barberra. Today, Lynn continues singing, emceeing, producing shows and promoting the group. Randy Van Horne's arrangements are 8-part harmony. Lynn says, “it is challenging and rewarding to work with his amazing music and to sing with other talented professional singers." Randy's legendary arranging and the unique jazz pop sounds were popularized in the 1960's. Early recordings included the top session singers of that era. He continued to write chorale harmonies to challenge professional singers and entertain audiences. Randy's group has evolved a number of times since the 60's, adding new singers and more recently young college talent. Randy's vision was to continue to innovate musically, toward the end of his life, he was arranging and bringing new ideas to the group. Recently, Randy's singers have added noteworthy arrangers to their music repertoire, including Anita Kerr, Ed Lojeski, Kirby Shaw and more.

Lynn says," I love to combine the many skills I've acquired in my lifetime. We are all a product of the many experiences we have gained. Putting personal talents together is rewarding and challenging." She has sung, emceed and produced live shows with the Randy Van Horne Singers  and her quartet for a number of years. During the pandemic, she has produced short music videos with her singing partner, Franny McCartney from her home patio, "Graceland Terrace." You can see these videos by clicking on the YouTube Button on the homepage above.

Lynn has an eclectic interest in music. Her quartet performs at special functions, themed events, weddings, birthdays, etc. She sings in the Ovations concerts each year and is a soloist for the "Pops" concert programs. 

Lynn vows to keep singing. It keeps her hopeful and optimistic about life and it's hurdles. It's as natural to her as breathing so why not keep it up!? 

Contact Information

YouTube:                       #lynnkellergracelandterrace or Lynn Keller With Flight 584 Big Band

email:                            lynn@baygan.com

Mobile:                          818-667-0425

Website:                        lynnkellermusic.com

Facebook Pages:         Lynn Keller Vocalist; The New Randy Van Horne Singers; Lynn Keller Baygan