Robin McKelle United States
Robin McKelle (b. 1976) is a U.S. singer of jazz, blues, and soul. She was born Robin McElhatten in Rochester, New York. She is often compared to Ella Fitzgerald for her alto register, and has shared a stage with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Michael McDonald, and Bobby McFerrin. Her musical style is more influenced, however, by Ray Charles, Nina Simone, or Donny Hathaway. She has released two big-band jazz albums, followed by one that featured more blues/soul music in 2010, and a fourth that focussed on soul.