Musician, Singer, Entertainer, and Songwriter
Grace Kelly is a truly unique, dynamic, and genre-bending artist in Jazz/Blues/Rock. You have heard the name before from the movies but perhaps you haven’t heard of this 24-year old Korean American saxophonist/singer/songwriter/composer/educator. Grace wrote her first song when she was 7 years old, recorded her first out of ten (10) independently released CD’s at 12, and orchestrated, arranged and performed an original composition with the Boston Pops Orchestra at 14.
As a bandleader Grace has performed over 700 concerts in over 30 countries worldwide in such notable venues as the Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall and major festivals such as Montreal, Newport, and Montreux and clubs around the world such as Birdland ( New York), Porgy & Bess (Vienna), Ronnie Scott’s (London) and many more. Grace has also performed and/or recorded with artists such as Huey Lewis, Harry Connick Jr, Dave Brubeck, Gloria Estefan, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Questlove, Esperanza Spalding, Phil Woods, James Cotton, Wynton Marsalis, to name a few.
Grace has been featured on CNN.com (Making of a Prodigy), Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women 2011, and multiple appearances on NPR. Grace has also won many awards some of which include multiple ASCAP Composer Awards, Downbeat Magazine Awards, Boston Music Awards, Winner of 64th Annual Downbeat Critics Poll “Rising Star Alto Saxophone” in 2016, Voted 2016 Alto Saxophonist of the Year by the NYC Jazz Fans and multiple International Songwriting Competitions.