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)
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 (Down Beat, 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/or with her ensemble, Phyllis Chapell & SIORA (consisting of Dave Posmontier on keys, Rob Swanson on bass and Jimmy Coleman on drums), in the U.S., Latin America, Brazil and Europe. In addition to her 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."

Recently, she has been working with Emmy-award winning composer/producer Rodney Whittenberg ( on videos and on her October 2015 release, a CD called “Naked World.” This CD features Phyllis Chapell’s vocals, her guitar on one piece, and an array of gifted musicians adding their own unique voices to the project.

Phyllis Chapell performs solo but also loves collaboration. So including her own ensemble Phyllis Chapell & SIORA, she has an ever growing musical family. She collaborates and performs with horn player extraordinaire, Ken Ulansey ( She also has recorded and performs with the Hot Club of Philadelphia (, led by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig, playing its own brand of gypsy jazz. She has performed and recorded with countless other individuals and groups, including Intercultural Journeys--a multicultural ensemble founded by Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Udi Bar-David.



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