Kelley Johnson won First Place in the International Jazzconnect Vocal Competition for this album's version of Tea For Two
. In 2004 she was chosen by the Kennedy Center and U.S. State Department for a six week solo tour of Eurasia and Russia, and received the Jazz Education Journal's Blue Chip CD Award. A NYC/Seattle fixture (Birdland, Sweet Rhythm), ''her performances sizzle'' [Seattle Times]. With What the World Needs Now is Love
, a fiery rap on Abbey Lincoln's title tune, Music Is The Magic
, and a real ensemble approach, Kelley, with her ''excellent phrasing and an unpretentious delivery'' [Jazz Times] creates modern jazz with Brian Lynch, Geoffrey Keezer, Steve Wilson, John Hansen, Essiet Essiet and Jon Wikan.