Virtual Event: On the Clock with Kelle Jolly “The Tennessee Ukulele Lady”

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Upper left quarter of the square has photo of Kelle Jolly, a black woman smiling playing a ukulele. She looks sideways into the camera and is smiling, she has an orange flower in her hair, large earring and floral top. At the bottom of the graphic is the logo graphics for Voices for Rural Resilience, Rural Assembly: Building an Inclusive Nation, and The Department of Public Transformation. Text in a middle white circle of the image reads "On the Clock with Kelle Jolly, A learning exchange for rural cultural workers and connectors. Tuesday, February 23, from 3-4:30 pm, CST. Register at:

ON THE CLOCK: A Learning Exchange for Rural Connectors and Cultural Workers is a monthly online series hosted by the Department of Public Transformation and Voices for Rural Resilence, in partnership with the Rural Assembly. This month’s ON THE CLOCK will feature a conversation with Kelle Jolly, “The Tennessee Ukulele Lady!” Registration is FREE, but required!

Vocalist Kelle Jolly, “The Tennessee Ukulele Lady”, is one of East Tennessee’s most celebrated jazz musicians. She and her husband, saxophonist Will Boyd, were the 2015 MLK Art Award recipients in Knoxville. She is the founder of Ukesphere of Knoxville ukulele group for all ages. As an ambassador of jazz, she has traveled to Muroran, Japan as Knoxville’s Sister City representative with her husband, saxophonist Will Boyd, at various jazz festivals and events. She and her uke are featured on Will Boyd’s latest album release, “Freedom, Soul, Jazz”. Kelle Jolly is the host Jazz Jam with Kelle Jolly on WUOT 91.9FM, an hour-long radio show that celebrates great singers of jazz. She is also the founder of the Women in Jazz Jam Festival ( Kelle Jolly is a graduate of South Carolina State University and possesses a B.S. in Music Education.

Find out more at:

And, join in on Tuesday, February 23rd from 3:00-4:30pm CST to learn more about her work!

Zoom link to register:…

Meeting ID: 838 4867 2970

Passcode: 721410

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