Every so often an artist comes along that literally has it all... great songwriting, a beautiful seductive voice and a passion for music... Shelly Rudolph is that special artist.”

— KMHD 89.9 fm


“A soulful vocalist that prefers not to be contained” (Midwest Records) Shelly Rudolph has long been a favored voice around her hometown of Portland, Oregon, and musical travels have taken her to New York, Los Angeles, the West Indies, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and beyond. She has been dubbed a “robust and captivating vocalist” by Jazz 

Music has taken Shelly all over the world with ensembles that range from intimate duets to Jazz Orchestras and most everything in between. She is among the busiest vocalists in Portland, Oregon performing with her own projects, including collaborations with aerial dance companies and jazz icons of the region.

Long a beloved voice and singer-songwriter force out of Portland, Oregon, much of Shelly's childhood was spent in her mother's contemporary art gallery. She was continually exposed to a wide range of cutting-edge visual and performance artists, authors and dancers and now finds that she feels most alive and at home when in the midst of the creative process.  

“I was raised to believe that the source of artistic creativity and the source of life, of spirit, is one and the same: the mysterious, boundless, powerful, core of us all. My adult life has been a series of adventures and leaps of faith incited by my soul's path and heart's knowing, with the river of song as my ever flowing guide.”

Ms. Rudolph has self-produced and released three original full-length albums, a poetry chapbook “Love Lanterns, “ an EP for her swamp-soul band Midnight Honey, and a playfully intimate piano-vocal holiday collection “RUDOLPH,” and has appeared on numerous albums with jazz icon Tom Grant. Her latest “Swank Soul” recording project highlights collaborations with soul-jazz guitar hero Charlie Hunter including the “sumptuous dance party” that is “I Love LOVE.”

As a songwriter and vocalist she has collaborated and recorded with: David Darling (ECM), Zach Gill (Jack Johnson), David Piltch (kd lang), Ken Stange (Joe Cocker), David Mathews (Etta James), Tom Lackner (Airto and Flora Purim), Tom Grant and Pink Martini's Phil Baker. These recordings have solidified her standing as a marketable artist for agents and venues, established her as a notable musician among peers and press, and garnered songwriting and recording work nationally and internationally.

Shelly has received placement on pandora.com, regional, national and international jazz stations and song licensing rosters. She was chosen to be part oft the Multnomah County Library’s music project, was selected by Mayor Adams as one of the featured musicians on Portlandonline.com’s ListenLocal program. She is a proud recipient of Holler Fund’s publicity grant and RACC’s Professional Development Grant.

Portland Waterfront Blues Jazz Festival 
Waterfront Festival Blues Cruise 
Bite of Oregon 
Taste of Portland 
The Lake House 
Lake Oswego Summer Concert Series 
Portland Park Summer Concert Series 
Jimmy Mak's 
The Heathman Hotel 
The Benson Hotel 
Skamania Lodge 
The Marriott 
Timberline Lodge 
The Oxford, Bend 
The Old Church, Portland 
USO Tour, North Korea and Japan 
Hotel Nikko, Fukuoka, Japan 
Hotel Bel Air, Beverly Hills 
Luna Park, Los Angeles 
Genghis Cohen, Los Angeles 
Harvelle's, Los Angeles 
SoHo, Santa Barbara, CA 
Rex Resorts, Saint Lucia, West Indies 
Snooty Agouti, Saint Lucia 
Sandals, Saint Lucia 
The Landing, Harbour Island, Bahamas


"Shelly Rudolph is a captivating and robust vocalist”
Jazz Times 

“Shelly possesses that natural, earthy tone that can't be taught in a music class. Her voice caresses your ears and her sassy attitude keeps you coming back for more. If you want to fall in love again, look no further..." Calvin Walker, Director, KMHD Radio, 89.1 

"Water in My Hand is a stunning album, intoxicating & stimulating, a mature work from an old soul artist."
Steven Liebowitz, Montecito Journal 

"When Shelly Rudolph sings, you can smell the smoke... this is the moment to catch a rising star."
The Oregonian 

“Swinging between the pleasure palaces of jazz, 70’s influenced pop and hook-laden R&B and soul, Rudolph has a charming, pulchritudinous ease on stage that’s both fresh and genuine. With a honey-rich alto and a wise compass, she’s able to easily globetrot from chugging blue-eyed gospel to breathy Juile Londonisms to insinuating, luxuriously behind-the-beat slow dances. No period extravagance or croon-posturing here. Just good old- fashioned singing.” - Willamette Week

"Shelly Rudolph has the looks, talent and charisma to win over new crowds and a honey-glazed throat to send chills up and down your spine."
LA Weekly

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