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. She performs at OCJP this year with Julian Pollack on keys and piano, Julia Adamy on bass and backing vocals, and Evan Hughes on drums.
Grace wrote her first song when she was 7 years old, recorded her first out of 9 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 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, and Gerald Albright to name a few.