Saxophonist Grace Kelly Announces West Coast Tour

19-year-old prodigy’s first trek through the western states

Nineteen-year-old saxophonist Grace Kelly and her quintet will play a handful of West Coast dates November 1-9. The tour, her first of the region, will include performances at Yoshi’s in San Francisco; Tula’s in Seattle; the Jazz Montana Festival in Bozeman, Mont.; Boise State University in Boise, Idaho; and the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena, Calif. The performances will feature trumpeter Jason Palmer, pianist Doug Johnson, bassist Evan Gregor and drummer Jordan Perlson.

Kelly was recently named 2011’s “Best Jazz Artist” by the Boston Phoenix and was recently nominated for a 2011 Boston Music Award in the category of “Jazz Artist of the Year.”

Kelly released a new CD earlier this year, featuring and in tribute to saxophonist Phil Woods, titled Man With the Hat.

Grace Kelly Quintet Tour Dates

November 1 | Yoshi’s | San Francisco, CA

November 2 & 3 | Tula’s | Seattle, WA

November 5 | Emerson Cultural Center-Jazz Montana Festival | Bozeman, MT

November 7 & 8 | Boise State University | Boise, ID

November 9 | The Coffee Gallery Backstage | Altadena, CA (duo concert w/ guitarist TBA)