in concert

With Special Guest David Sanborn

Sunday | May 22 | 7 pm

Berklee Performance Center | 136 Mass Ave | Boston | MA

The release of Trying To Figure It Out ties in to the premiere of the second season of the much-loved detective series BOSCH. The TV show is based on the New York Times best-selling book series written by Michael Connelly and it also was the most watched series on Amazon Prime in 2015. The opening track “Blues For Harry Bosch” was written by Grace for the Emmy-nominated series in which Kelly also appears, as herself.  The jazz loving title character, an L.A. homicide detective, stops into Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood to see her perform during the show’s second season.
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” another track on the CD, is featured in Sound Of Redemption, the long-awaited biographical film about the late great alto saxophonist Frank Morgan with a tumultuous past. He spent three decades in and out of California’s San Quentin Prison and was a mentor to Grace during the last few years of his life. In 2012, at age 19, Grace performed at a Frank Morgan tribute concert at San Quentin as part of an all-star band featuring Ron Carter, Delfeayo Marsalis, Mark Gross, Smitty Smith and George Cables. The experience inspired another track on the CD, “He Shot A Man,” which Grace wrote after conversations with various inmates at San Quentin. Sound Of Redemption premiered at IFC in New York City on December 2, 2015 and will premier in Boston at the Coolidge Cinema on Sunday, April 24.

Grace has become a regular member of Jon Batiste's Stay Human band which is the house band on Late Night With Stephen Colbert.

Saxophonist extraordinaire, vocalist and composer Grace Kelly has just released her new CD (February 19), Trying To Figure It Out. Although steeped in jazz, the CD marks an adventure in sound for this 23-year old, exploring the world of jazz and beyond that takes the listener on a thought-provoking and engaging musical journey. Starting from acoustic jazz and cinematic compositions driven by mood and sound effects, the album then moves to a genre-bending sound with contemporary production, groove, and songwriting - always mixed with improvisation. This new project reflects her evolutionary development as a musician and extraordinary range as a composer, arranger, songwriter and bandleader who expresses her vision for jazz and beyond.

Saxophonist David Sanborn