Jane Kelly Williams, originally from Newnan, Ga. moved to NYC to go to college at The Manhattan School of Music. She started piano early and has written songs and played guitar since she was 12 years old.
Her first 2 albums, recorded for an indie European label, brought several international tours including Japan, Spain, Holland and Belgium. "Tapping the Wheel" (Mercury Records) her 3rd CD, met with critical acclaim and her song, "Breaking Into the Past" became a top 10 single on Adult Contempory radio. Another song, "Show Me How to Catch a Fish", from the same record was featured in the major motion picture "Picture Perfect" (Jennifer Anniston and Kevin Bacon).
She has had several songs in independent films, HBO and a featured song in the PBS special, Poetry in Motion. Jane was a recipient of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Grant in the songwriting category for 1999.
Most recently, when Tony Award winning singers, Audra MacDonald and Victoria Clark, were asked by Lincoln Center to give concerts for The American Songbook Series, 4 of Jane's songs were chosen, one song for the inauguration of the series with Audra in Jan 2005, and 3 songs with Victoria in Feb 2006. Jane performed with Victoria in the Allen Room at Lincoln Center.
Jane's latest US release is called, "The Patchwork of Lost and Found".
"one of the brightest lights in the booming alternative folk scene" - Billboard
" If the air skimming beneath the wings of a sparrow made noise, it would sound like the voice of Jane Kelly /Williams" - Associated Press
" an endearing grace and charm" - Washington Post
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