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Kelly Jackson    

Singer, Songwriter, Philanthropist, & Tribal Advocate

Kelly Jackson is an international award-winning Native American music artist. Not only is she an acclaimed singer and songwriter, but she is also a philanthropist and tribal advocate.

Her edgy and soulful pieces have decorated stages across the US. Jackson’s genre is Native Americana, having roots in folk, jazz, country, hip/hop and rock all infused with native influences such as drums, shakers, bells and the majestic sound of the native flute. She composes rhythms and harmonies that compliment her native roots and the lyrical messages that invoke healing, self-empowerment, environmental protection and cultural reflection.

Her music has gained admiration for its unique flair and remarkable ability to inspire and empower listeners. She composes rhythms that compliment her native roots and lyrical messages that invoke healing, self-empowerment, and cultural reflection.

Her debut album, Spirit of a Woman earned a NAMA for Best Americana Album of the Year, Renditions of the Soul, also received international recognition. Most recently Jackson has collaborated with other inspirational artists, touching on a more alternative style pulling from spoken word, rap, and reggae with her recently nominated hit single, Wake Up for the 2017 Native American Music Awards.

The most notable addition to her work in music is serving as the co-founder of Spirit of a Woman. A nonprofit organization designed to provide personal and professional development for women and girls. She also helped launch Indigenous Girls Rock Camp (IGRC). IGRC is a typically a 7-day empowerment music camp for girls ages 8-18 with unique programming that combines music education, performance and leadership development under the direction of professional female music instructors, girls: learn an instrument, form a band; write an original song and perform a live concert.

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