Grace Kelly Quintet
July 11, 2014
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
UMass Amherst Campus
Grace Kelly’s saxophone skills recall the fitful style of Wayne Shorter while her vocal melodies put her in league with more pop-oriented artists such as Norah Jones. She has already gigged with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., and mentor Lee Konitz and is poised on the threshold of becoming a bona fide big deal, already mentioned in the same breath with such genre-crossing young stars as Esperanza Spalding and Robert Glasper, leaders of a new jazz generation. Catch this rising star while you can. This concert is rescheduled from the postponed show due to the snow storm on 2/13/14.
Part of the Center Series’16th Annual Billy Taylor Jazz Residency presented in conjunction with Jazz in July.
Season Sponsors: Baystate Health and Health New England/Event Sponsors: El Sol Latino, UMass Hotel and Conference Center, NEPR 88.5FM