Jazz Prodigy Grace Kelly Performs at Festival of Arts Saturday, August 6 from 1 – 2:30pm
LAGUNA BEACH, CA — The popular Concerts on the Green music series continues at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts on Saturday, August 6 from 1 – 2:30pm with saxophonist Grace Kelly from TV’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Grace Kelly is a saxophonist, singer, songwriter, composer and arranger from Brookline, Massachusetts. Having studied saxophone since the age of ten, she is rapidly making her way up in the jazz music world. The seven-time winner of the Downbeat critics poll recorded her first album, Dreaming when she was twelve. At fourteen, she received the first of her ASCAP Foundation awards for her composition “Every Road I Walked” and was invited to perform with the Boston Pops. Among Kelly’s critically acclaimed releases are collaborations with jazz legends Lee Konitz on GRACEfulLEE and Phil Woods on The Man With the Hat.
A graduate from the Berklee College of Music in 2011 with a degree in professional music, Kelly has taught residency workshops there since 2012. In December 2015, she was invited by Jon Batiste as a regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s band, Stay Human, playing multiple reeds and singing. Kelly has recently completed her eighth studio album, Trying To Figure It Out, which expands on her longstanding interest in genre bending while maintaining a jazz foundation.
“Grace Kelly is one of today’s hottest young musicians,” said Susan Davis, director of special events for the Festival of Arts. “At only 25, she plays with the talent, sophistication and charisma of a seasoned performer.”
Grace Kelly will perform on Saturday, August 6 from 1 – 2:30pm on stage at the Festival green. Concerts on the Green are free with Festival of Arts Admission. Limited seating available in reserved section for $25 per person per concert. Includes Festival admission. Call (800) 487-3378.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL OF ARTS FINE ART SHOW
Recently voted one of the top five art festivals in the nation by USA Today readers, the Festival of Arts is one of the most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows featuring the artwork of 140 award-winning artists. Patrons may enjoy the work of exhibiting artists, demonstrations and art workshops, daily art tours, live music, special events, on-site restaurants and much more. For a full listing of events, visit LagunaFestivalofArts.org. The Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters are sponsored in part by Southern California Acura Dealers, Fidelity Investments, KOST Radio 103.5, and the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel.
DATES & TIMES
July 5 – August 31, 2016
Open daily from 10am – 11:30pm
Early closing August 27 at 1:30pm
General Admission: Weekdays $8, Weekends $12
Students & Seniors: Weekdays $5, Weekends $8
Free Admission for Children 12 and under, Military, and Laguna Beach Residents.
Passport to the Arts:
A special promotion (funded in part by Bank of America): Passport to the Arts for only $24. Includes unlimited admission all summer long to the Festival of Arts, the Sawdust Art Festival and Laguna Art-A-Fair. Enjoy works of art by more than 500 artists, 300 hands-on workshops, dozens of special events, plus a one time, all-day free parking pass with each Passport purchased. Order online at www.LagunaBeachPassport.com. Passports also available for purchase on-site at each festival location during the summer. Offer excludes Pageant of the Masters.
Festival of Arts Grounds
650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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