Grace Cerrone

Grace Cerrone

BandJazz

Classic Jazz Sings Again with Grace Cerrone

Biography

Grace Cerrone, an American of full Italian descent, brings back the class and internationally recognized talent of fine Jazz. Her rich vocal styling and lush arrangements are reminiscent of her influences; great Jazz singers like Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Chris Conner, Anita O'Day and Ella Fitzgerald modernized with a splash of Joni Mitchell, Barbra Streisand, Roberta Flack, Patricia Kaas, Lisa Stansfield, and Michael Bublé. Grace croons new life into classic Jazz classics, while captivating audiences with her vocal beauty, original songs, lyrics, and arrangements.

Grace trained as an actress beginning at age six. A professional actress and singer at eleven years old, Grace worked steadily in national voice-over, theatre, television, and even toured with a New York Equity cast for the musical, “Gypsy” performing as Baby Louise by the age of 13. She was represented in New York City by child manager, Muriel Karl. She studied operatic and classical voice performance with the Metropolitan Opera’s Gabriella Tucci at the prestigious Indiana University School of Music. After committing to follow her heart to a career in Jazz, Grace began performing live and recording with renowned Boston jazz pianist, Al Vega and his stellar group of jazz musicians. Soon after those recordings, Grace moved from her hometown of Boston to Los Angeles where she joined the Life Choir, a professional Gospel group under renowned musical director for Aretha Franklin, H.B. Barnum. During her time in Los Angeles, Grace has performed or recorded with legends like Natalie Cole and Dionne Warwick, and at benefits hosted by Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward as well as others.

Grace is preparing to record her first Jazz album - a combination of obscure classic Jazz blending in with original Jazz songs which she will be incorporating into her live performance. The musical objective is to create an album that reflects warmth and beauty contained within its lush contemporary 1960's jazz stylings and arrangements. This album, "Sexy World" creates a new niche in jazz: the mod 1960's revisited with contemporary stylings in the 21st century. The music industry has already embraced the project, beginning with legendary singer/arranger and five-time Grammy Award winner Tim Hauser, founder, singer, producer and arranger of the multi-platinum and legendary Jazz quartet, The Manhattan Transfer. An all-star lineup to perfectly compliment Grace's voice is sure to produce an outstanding and wildly successful record. Europe is already calling.

Grace Cerrone is the future of classic Jazz, and the world is all ears.

Discography

A Celebration of Jazz Song (2004)

Set List

Available upon request.