Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Jazz sax player Grace Kelly in Altadena Jan. 21

The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake
Altadena, Ca.   Phone For Reservations:  (626) 798-6236

 Grace Kelly....Bob Stane says...A most famous saxophone player.  
This is one of those acts that will prompt you to say to me after the show, how did you get her? and, You didnt charge enough.
Miss this at your extreme peril and, please, only call in for reservations if you can absolutely come. I must have a full house.  

Glamour Magazines 2011 Top 10 College Woman Competition winner

Annual Downbeat Magazines Critics Poll  “Alto Saxophone Rising Star” 2009, 2010 and 2011. (Youngest musician ever named to the Critics Poll)

Winner “Jazz Artist of the Year" 2008 and 2010 Boston Music Awards

Voted “Best Jazz Act” in Boston 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 - Phoenix “Best Music Poll” 

Recipient of ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composers Award 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.

Jazz Times 2010 Readers Choice “New Artist of the Year” 3rd runner-up

Winner Jimmy Woode Award Saxophone Soloist, Tuscia in Jazz Italy

Finalist 2009 Jazz A Juan Revelations, Les Pins, France

Finalist 2009 ISC International Songwriting Contest "But Life Goes On"
First ever recipient of the “Brad Delp Rising Star Award” - 2009 Limelight Magazine Music Awards

Winner of three International Songwriting Competitions in 2006 & 2007,2008 for her compositions “Filosophical Flying Fish” (Every Road I Walked) and “101” (Mood Changes)

Recipient of the 2008 Francis B. Lanier Award NEC Prep School (Youngest ever and first non-classical musician to receive the award.)

2006-2009 Winner of twelve (12) Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards. Jazz Soloist, Jazz Vocalist, Pop/Rock Blues Soloist, Composition, Extended Composition, Arrangement

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

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

Grace Kelly was the youngest ever winner of Fish Middleton Jazz Scholarship Competition at the 2006 East Coast Jazz Festival.
2008 Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Ensemble 
2007 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center in Wash. D.C. 
2007 Steans Institute at Ravinia, 
2006, 2007 and 2008 Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony, 
2006, 2007 and 2008 Stanford Jazz Residency Program.
Grace Kelly ....Ms. Kelly has become recognized as a saxophonist, singer, composer, arranger, songwriter, and recording artist with talent like no other at her age.  She has performed and recorded with the likes of Lee Konitz, Wynton Marsalis, Phil Woods, Hank Jones, The Boston Pops, Harry Connick Jr. among many others.  She has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Symphony Hall in Boston as well as a leader in over 500 jazz clubs and festivals worldwide, including the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival where she opened and the 2010 Montreal Jazz Festival and will return to both festivals again in 2011. 

“Grace Kelly plays with intelligence, wit and feeling.  She has a great amount of natural ability and the ability to adapt. That is the hallmark of a first-class jazz musician.” ….Wynton Marsalis
Monday, January 21,  ShowTime: 8:00 P.M.  Tix: $20

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