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Grace Kelly | Facebook Live, March 18 at 3:00PM EDT

Saxophonist Grace Kelly Welcomes Fans to the
Studio for Recording Session, to be Broadcast via
Facebook Live on Sunday, March 18 at 3:00PM EDT
 
Facebook Live Event Marks First in a
Series of Releases from Kelly in 2018;
EP and Full Studio Album Forthcoming
Saxophonist, vocalist, and composer Grace Kelly has been building a steadily-growing audience and core fan-base since her first release at just 12-years-old. Now, she’s literally opening the doors for her fans and deepening the connection by welcoming a small audience to the Systems 2 studio in Brooklyn, New York for an intimate performance and recording session, all of which was filmed and is set to be broadcast on Sunday, March 18 via Facebook Live. The date marks exactly 13-years since her inaugural concert as a bandleader.
This event is the first in a series of releases expected this year from Kelly: an EP this spring and a studio album later this year. Beginning at 3:00PM EDT, Kelly and her band (pianist Julian Pollack, bassist Julia Adamy, and drummer Ross Pederson) are joined by dancers and special guests such as Leo P of Too Many Zooz and Elliott Skinner of Thirdstory. Members of her in-studio audience are driven to get on their feet and dance with her through tracks including “Fish & Chips,” “Party Chant,” “Feels Like Home,” “Unchain My Heart,” and “Miss You.”
An additional set, available on the same date exclusively to her Pledge Music supporters and to the public in May, will be released as an EP. This outing includes tracks such as “Trying to Figure It Out” and “By the Grave,” both fan-favorites from her previous release, unreleased original “Count on Me,” and Kelly’s take on “Billie Jean,” among others.
Kelly is no stranger to finding innovative ways of getting her music out to larger audiences. Via Facebook, Instagram, and her YouTube channel, she has released more than 50 “PopUp” videosthat feature her playing in non-standard live settings – including locations as unexpected as a gondola in Venice, in the water in Labadee, Haiti, and in New York’s Times Square, the latter in a spirited duet with Leo P. “I have had so much fun doing those,” she says. “I wanted to find other ways to present my music so it feels like an experiential thing for everybody.”
Upcoming Grace Kelly Performances:
April 14 | Boscov’s Berks Jazz Festival | Reading, PA
April 18 | Joe’s Pub | New York, NY
April 21 | City Winery Boston | Boston, MA
April 25 | Ford Hall Ithaca College | Ithaca, NY
May 12 | Jazz on the Vine | Elkhart Lake, WI
May 27 | Music in the Park Concert Series | Las Cruces, NM
May 30 | Yoshi’s Oakland | Oakland, CA
June 3 | Bravo! Vancouver Concert Series | Vancouver, WA
June 5 & 6 | Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley | Seattle, WA
June 8 | Pollack Hall McGill University | Montreal, ON, Canada
June 21 | Aspen Art Museum | Aspen, CO
June 22 | Zoo Music Concert Series | Albuquerque, NM
June 30 | Tri-City Jazz Fest | Cleveland, OH
August 4 | Newport Jazz Festival | Newport, RI
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