The Grace Kelly Quintet

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Music / Singing - Performance

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
7:30 PM-9:15 PM
Suggested Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Assumption University
Hagan Center Hall
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609-1296
When it comes to singer/ saxophonist/ composer/ lyricist/ arranger/ producer/ educator Grace Kelly, people seem to be divided into two groups: those who marvel at her proficiency, creativity and ever-accelerating growth, and those who have yet to encounter the 20-year-old wunderkind. The ranks of the former category are growing by the day. Trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis was so impressed with Kellys three-night stand as guest of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that he invited her to join the ensemble at the Kennedy Centers Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C. for Barack Obamas Inauguration Celebration. Harry Connick, Jr. heard Kelly in a master class on a December afternoon and brought her on stage to sit in with his band that night. Since then, Kelly has been voted "Best Jazz Act in Boston four consecutive years in the FNX/Phoenix Best Music Poll, and then voted Best National Jazz Act in 2012. She has received the ASCAP Foundations Young Jazz Composers Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011 and won "Jazz Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards in both 2008 and 2010. The 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Downbeat Critics Poll added to her the list naming her one of the "Alto Saxophone Rising Stars, the youngest artist ever to be named to the music poll.
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Created: February 21, 2013 at 10:23 AM

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