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GRACE KELLY

Genre: Blues/R&B, Funk, Jazz

Website: http://www.gracekellymusic.com

Contact:
manager@gracekellymusic.com
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MORE ABOUT GRACE KELLY

GRACE KELLY
ALTO SAXOPHONIST, SINGER, SONGWRITER, COMPOSER, ARRANGER

Grace Kelly is a saxophonist, singer songwriter, composer/arranger from Brookline, Massachusetts. Having studied saxophone since the age of ten, she is rapidly making her way up in the jazz music world. Grace’s talents far outstrip others her age. Now just fifteen, Grace has been accepted to Berklee College of Music and has already recorded and/or performed with many notable musicians: Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, Dave Brubeck, Frank Morgan, Kenny Barron, Cedar Walton, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jerry Bergonzi, Terri Lyne Carrington, Diane Reeves, Chris Potter, Adam Rogers, Christian Scott, Billy Hart, George Cables, Winard Harper, Russell Malone, Rufus Reid, Ronnie Mathews, Mark Gross, James Cotton, and James Montgomery among others.

Grace has performed in many notable venues in the U.S. and Europe such as Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Dizzy’s Club Cocoa Cola, Scullers Jazz Club, Regatta Bar, Dakota Jazz Club, Kennedy Center, Tanglewood Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, Blues Alley, Newport Blues Café, Boston Symphony Hall, Jazz Standard, Pabst Theater, 50th Grammy Awards (After party), Jazz Bakery, (LA) Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, are only a few names. Grace has performed as far away as Tromso, Norway. Media appearances include WGBH with Eric Jackson, WICN, CBS TV4, Fox 25 News, NECN and numerous radio interviews.

Grace appeared as special guest artist for two nights with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops 2007 Jazz Series. One of the selections Grace performed was her award winning composition “Every Road I Walked” which she also arranged for the entire Pops orchestra. It was her first arrangement for an orchestra and strings. Grace also performed with Diane Reeves and the Boston Pops Orchestra.

Grace is also an award winning recording artist having released three CD’s as a leader. “Dreaming” 2005, “Times Too” 2005, and “Every Road I Walked” 2006

Upcoming CD releases as a leader for 2008:
“GracefulLee” with Lee Konitz, Rufus Reid, Matt Wilson and Russell Malone
“Mood Changes” Doug Johnson, John Lockwood, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jason Palmer, with special guests Kenny Barron, Adam Rogers and Hal Crook

Recipient of the ASCAP Foundation 2007 Young Jazz Composers Award for the title track of “Every Road I Walked” Performed at the 2007 ASCAP Foundation Annual Awards in New York.

Winner of 2007 Downbeat Student Music Award, Arrangement “Summertime” (Every Road I Walked)

Berklee College of Music Superior Musicianship Award at 2007 Berklee High School Jazz Festival.

Winner of four 2006 Downbeat Student Music Awards, Jazz Instrumentalist, Pop/Rock/Blues Instrumentalist, Original Composition – “Fast Metabolism” (Times Too), Jazz Vocalist – Outstanding Performance.

Grace Kelly was the youngest ever winner of Fish Middleton Jazz Scholarship at the 2006 East Coast Jazz Festival.

Winner of two International Songwriting Competitions in 2006 & 2007 for her composition “Filosphical Flying Fish” (Every Road I Walked)

Grace Kelly was judged the top woodwind soloist and the top vocal alto soloist at the 2007 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Grace has participated in the 2007 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center in Wash. D.C., 2007 Steans Institute at Ravinia, 2006 and 2007 Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony, 2006 and 2007 Stanford Jazz Residency Program.

Grace currently studies saxophone with Lee Konitz, Jerry Bergonzi, and Allan Chase. Grace is the youngest ever to complete the four year Jazz Studies certificate program at New England Conservatory Prep School. Grace also plays piano, soprano and tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute, and some drums.

Some Upcoming Performances:
Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, (Kennedy Center, Wash D.C.) Jazz Baltica, (Salzau, Germany)
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