JPF Awards 2017 Nominations

Phyllis Chapell "Naked World" CD nominated for Best Smooth Jazz Album

  • Phyllis Chapell & SIORA's music has been named one of Indie-Music's Top 25 of 2011!
  • "Vocalist Phyllis Chapell, who sings in 12 languages, has a voice to die for. If capuccino had a voice, it would be hers. SIORA has blended Latin, Middle Eastern and other rhythms and music into songs that are still, in the end, jazz." Reading Eagle Review
  • Phyllis Chapell is an elegant singer who will steal your heart away if you let her. She accompanies herself on guitar, which she plays authoritatively. Her music is tasteful, eclectic and real. She eludes all labels!" West Chester Local
  • "SIORA delivers a repertoire of indigenous tunes, as well as original compositions, with assurance, insight and affection--Chapell goes beyond singing--extending lyrics into sonic possibilities." Jazz Review
  • Phyllis Chapell named one of top 521 jazz vocalists of all time by Scott Yanow (Downbeat, Jazz Times, in his new book, "The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide" published by Hal Leonard.
  • Phyllis Chapell has played Carnegie Hall (NYC), The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia, PA) and countless venues and festivals throughout the country and the world. Check out her Touring History on her Press Kit (Media)
  • "I've been meaning to mention to you that I'm mad about your voice, as are some of my listeners. For my 2 cents, you have one of the finest singing voices I've heard in many years." Bob Perkins, Jazz Music Program Host (WRTI-FM--WRTL-WRTY-WRTX)
Jazz Vocalist Phyllis Chapell: Using Music to Promote Clean Water

A Philadelphia-area jazz singer, who interprets songs in many languages, is also drawing attention to environmental issues. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, Phyllis Chapell finds that music is a way to reach people on many levels.  See The Video
Interview: Phyllis Chapell with Rodney Whittenberg about her new CD "Naked World"   Listen Here

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Sample tracks from new CD "Naked World"


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Sample Tracks from "The Other Side of the RIver" CD.


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"Cry Me a River" from the Hot Club of Philadelphia from the CD called "Gypsy Routes"

About Phyllis

Phyllis Chapell has spent her life developing a universal musical style singing "world songs." Her repertoire includes songs in 13 languages from Brazil, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as American folk, jazz, and popular music. She also has a repertoire of award-winning original songs.

Phyllis Chapell was named one of the top 521 jazz vocalists of all time by Scott Yanow (DownBeat, Jazz Times, AllMusicGuide) in his book, "The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide" published by Hal Leonard.

Phyllis Chapell has performed in concert as a solo artist and with her ensemble, Phyllis Chapell & SIORA, in the U.S., Latin America, Brazil, and Europe. Her SIORA ensemble Includes Dave Posmontier on keys: Rob Swanson/Chico Huff/Kevin MacConnell on bass: Jimmy Coleman/Paul Jost/Doug Hirlinger on drums; and Jim Hamilton/Joseph Tayoun on percussion --as well as guest musicians, such as the famed Howard Levy on harmonica, Ken Ulansey on woodwinds, Tony Miceli on vibes, and Steve Jewett on guitar and sitar.

In addition to CDs with SIORA ("SIORA", "Vis-a-Vis", "Vision of the Dry Bones", and "The Other Side of the River", she has recorded 2 solo CDs called "World Songs" and "Voice in Flight"...and a project produced by Emmy Award-winning producer/composer Rodney Whittenberg, her 2015 release "Naked World". This CD features Phyllis Chapell on vocals and guitar, and an array of gifted musicians adding their own unique voices to the project.

Phyllis Chapell is primarily a solo artist, but loves collaboration. So. in addition to her own ensemble, Phyllis Chapell & SIORA, she has an ever-growing musical family including, but not limited to, horn player extraordinaire, Ken Ulansey (, Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Udi Bar David, Broadway/TV/movie actor Bart Shatto, and the Hot Club of Philadelphia (gypsy jazz ensemble) led by Barry Wahrhaftig.



Phyllisc Chapell & Naked World

Phyllisc Chapell & Siora The other side of the River

Phyllisc Chapell World Songs

Phyllis Chapell & Siora Vis-a-Vis
Phyllis Chapell & Siora