A funky and fresh new generation of jazz is present in Boston’s famous Scullers Jazz Club. Filling two sets at the club, Grace Kelly — a Boston native — performed both original music as well as covers featuring music old and new. The Twenty-One year old has tremendous stage presence and talent that is perhaps only matched by her approachable friendly personality towards her fans. Crowds at Scullers often vary in age and demographic but her show attracted a wide variety of interest including younger jazz fans. Her emotionally compositional styling was powerful in “Don’t Box Me In”, featured on her “Live at Scullers” album. The songs harmonies pull on heart strings while contrasts in dynamics and complexity amplify the ethos. In the 2014 Scullers performance, Grace played new arrangements and pieces, some of which were only rehearsed at sound check. With the natural talent and flexible control over her instrument and ensemble, she was able to play the pieces at a level of expertise the club is used to and allow the music to take on its own unique living character. Grace’s arrangement of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” was well adapted for her ensemble and a hit with the crowd. If you missed her this time you can still check out some of her awesome music on her web site http://www.gracekellymusic.com/ . Be sure to check out all her tour dates, she just might be coming to a city near you!
April 1, 2014