Chelsea Reed

& The Fair Weather Five


Jazz Group to Release First Record
“I definitely identify a lot with Philadelphia,” Reed said. “This is where I got my start as a musician and it’s my musical home. We all live in Philadelphia and people know us as a band from Philly. We are supported by dancers and other musicians in Philadelphia, so I feel that being a part of Philly’s music scene and just the city itself is a big part of our identity as a band.”  –Chelsea Reed

Key Studio Session
“Listening to the band perform, they play it like a jazz band of old would – a vocal theme at the beginning, a string of impressive solos swapped between all the players, and a return to the theme at the end. Reed and her bandmates – trumpet player Noah Hocker, saxophonist Chris Oatts, guitarist Jake Kelberman, bassist Joe Plowman and drummer Austin Wagner – are not a pop singer-songwriter outfit with jazz leanings; rather, they’re jazz musicians with a great singer in the mix.”  –John Vettese, WXPN

REVIEW: “Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five at Godfrey Daniels is not an act”
“Chelsea Reed has the role down pat:  As singer of the swing jazz band Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five, she looks and acts like a singer straight out of New Orleans in the 1930s…She sings sassy and brassy, big as Bessie Smith”  –John J. Moser, The Morning Call