Danielle Kelly

Open Air Host

Danielle Kelly moved to Ashland in 2003 from Sitka, Alaska to study theater at Southern Oregon University.  She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2007 and has remained in the Rogue Valley pursuing a performance career, as a model, commercial actor, and live performance vocalist. She manages and is the lead singer of two performance groups: DK Soul Project and DK Jazz Project. She began hosting Open Air on JPR's Rhythm & News Service in 2015.

Soul Is Back

Aug 31, 2016

My mom grew up in inner city Detroit, attending grade school in the 1960s with Stevie Wonder. She shared social studies, science and an arts elective called “Auditorium” with Mr. Wonder. In this class, students were required to create mock radio shows and Stevie’s contribution was usually playing his harmonica.