Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival: Grace Kelly

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival: Grace Kelly

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Grace Kelly shows off her skills as a saxophonist, singer, and composer.

Twenty-year-old wunderkind Grace Kelly is joined by her band to play some of her favorite songs in Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival: Grace Kelly. Singer, saxophonist, composer, lyricist, arranger, and educator, Kelly has been voted "Best Jazz Act” in Boston four consecutive years in the FNX/Phoenix Best Music Poll, and then voted Best National Jazz Act in 2012. She has received the ASCAP Foundation’s Young Jazz Composers Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011 and won "Jazz Artist of the Year” at the Boston Music Awards in both 2008 and 2010.  The 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Downbeat Critics Poll added to her the list naming her one of the "Alto Saxophone Rising Stars”, the youngest artist ever to be named to the music poll.

In this episode you'll also hear from Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona, who talk about some of the young talent that has been discovered at the Jazz Festival.

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 10th Anniversary Series is produced by WXXI Public Broadcasting and distributed nationally by American Public Television. The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 10th Anniversary Series is underwritten by The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation. Local broadcast support for the series is provided by Rowe Photo, Video, and Audio.

To see the complete line-up of artists and the airdates, visit: WXXI.org/jazz.

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