Taos Mesa Brewing
20 ABC Mesa Rd, El Prado NM 87529
Grace Kelly, rising star alto saxophonist and singer, wowed Taos audiences last year, so we are thrilled to have her back again! When she was barely a teenager, Grace was discovered almost simultaneously by saxophone greats Lee Konitz, Phil Woods and Frank Morgan. She recorded with all three of them before the age of 18! But it was Frank Morgan who she called "grandpa."
Now, at the ripe old age of 24, she has just won the 2016–64th Annual Downbeat Critics Poll (as a rising star in the alto sax category). That makes it the eighth time she has been named to the poll. Interspersed with concert touring, she is currently a regular with Jon Batiste's Stay Human, house band on the "Late Show with Steven Colbert." Her musical journey has taken her from bebop to pop to blues to rock and back. Her latest release, "Trying to Figure it Out", features her composition "Blues for Harry Bosch", written for the original Amazon Prime series, Bosch, created by the well-known mystery writer, Michael Connelly.