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Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

 
Grace Kelly

Thursday, September 7, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Grace Kelly
Future of Jazz Series: Opening Week - Women In Jazz  
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Grace Kelly

Called “the future of jazz” by NPR, 25-year-old saxophonist and vocalist Grace Kelly is a seven-time winner of the DownBeat Critics Poll and has risen to be a major jazz star, appearing with Jon Batiste and Stay Human on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and on concert stages around the world. A soulful soloist with a warm, burnished tone and a preternatural gift for composition and arrangement, Kelly began her musical journey while still a youth, writing her first song at seven and releasing her 2005 debut album, Dreaming, at 12. Innumerable accolades and collaborations followed that auspicious start, as the young saxophonist appeared with the Boston Pops at age 14 and performed by Wynton Marsalis’ request at the inauguration festivities for President Obama, sharing in the stage with jazz icon Dave Brubeck. She’s led nine full-length albums including GRACEfulLEE in collaboration with NEA Jazz Master Lee Konitz and Man With the Hat with fellow NEA honoree Phil Woods, and participated in the Kennedy Center's 15th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival as part of an all-star band including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Esperanza Spalding, Geri Allen, and Terri Lyne Carrington. Kelly performs in support of her latest album, Trying To Figure It Out, which was voted the #2 Jazz Album of the Year in DownBeat’s 2016 Readers Poll.

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"Grace plays with stunning maturity and an extraordinary command of her instrument " — Los Angeles Times
"I’ve heard the future of jazz and it is Grace Kelly " — NPR