Archive for October, 2012

Jazz artist Grace Kelly and her quintet

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

The arrangers of the Weir Farm Art Center’s Jazz will also present a scope to watch a rising star – a young singer and saxophonist who was creating waves since she was just a young girl. On 9th September, Sunday, twenty year old Grace Kelly will come with the quintet to put a gig at National Historic Site. This is going to be the seventeenth yearly performance in this series and it will happen on the Weir Farm lawns.

In a new news release, Grace Kelly told that she look ahead to Weir Farm as thinks it would inspire their music. Playing in outdoor is nice, but they rare have the opportunity to be circled by so much of natural beauty when performing.

Quintet’s other members are Evan Gregor on bass, Pete McCann on guitar, Jordan Perlson on drums and Jason Palmer on trumpet. Kelly began playing saxophone when she was only nine years old and she readily revealed her talent and proficiency which led her to her very first record named “Dreaming.” The album released when she was only 12 years old.

Since then, Kelly performed at more than five hundred concerts across the globe, says her biography in her website. Some of her performances include the Newport Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center, B. B. King’s Blues Club, the Kennedy Center and Montreal Jazz Festival.

Grace graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston at the age of nineteen. She also earned several awards including Young Jazz Composers Award in the years 2007, 2008, 2010 and in 2011 and also received the award of Jazz Artist of the Year at Boston Music Awards and also in 2010.