For its finale to this season’s
Ovations! series, the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will
feature renowned musician, singer, and songwriter Grace Kelly. This one-night-only event will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher
For the Indiana concert, Kelly will be
joined by a quartet of jazz musicians who will fill Gorell Recital Hall with an
electric mix of jazz standards and original work.
Having appeared with such greats as
Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr., it became clear that musical energy
flows nonstop from the heart of this young saxophone-playing, singing, and
songwriting phenomenon. Marsalis was
so impressed with Kelly’s three-night stand as guest of the Jazz at Lincoln
Center Orchestra that he invited
her to join the ensemble at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater in
Washington, D.C. for Barack Obama’s Inauguration Celebration.
Since age 12, Kelly has led over 600
concerts at prominent venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Montreal Jazz
Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and Carnegie Hall. Kelly recently graduated Boston’s Berklee College of Music, having
entered at age 16, and has taught residency workshops at Berklee since 2012.
After releasing eight full-length
albums, Kelly debuted her first single, “Sweet Sweet Baby,” which made it to
#10 on the Billboard Magazine Smooth
Jazz Song chart. On Live at Scullers, her
newest release, Kelly offers a set mostly composed of new material which shows
off her remarkable versatility.
Her sax chops have been granted the
imprimatur of jazz elders like Phil Woods and Lee Konitz, both of whom have
recorded with her.
Tickets for this April 24 event are available now at the Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP
campus or online. They can also be purchased by calling the HUB ticket office at 724-357-1313. Remaining tickets can be
purchased at that door one hour prior to the performance.
Tickets are priced at $20 for regular
admission, $16 for senior citizens and groups, and $12 for students and
More information on this and other
events within the Lively Arts is available by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 724-357-2787.
The Ovations! series is funded, in
part, by donations through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships, grants,
and the IUP Student Cooperative Association. The Lively Arts, a program of the College of Fine Arts,
presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits annually.
April 24, 20148:00 p.m.Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor of Sutton Hall
Musical energy flows non-stop from the heart of the young phenom, Grace Kelly. Lincoln Center artistic director Wynton Marsalis was so impressed with Kelly’s three-night appearance as guest of his Jazz Orchestra that he invited her to join the ensemble at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater.
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