Creating “Magical Musical Moments” with Grace Kelly



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A workshop for musicians and musical students. Participants can bring their own instruments, though this event will lean towards lecture and demonstration.  

How do we create that “spark,” that indescribable moment when you and your band are truly locked in? How do you musically read each others minds? That moment is a type of synchronicity that feels higher than high. Improvisation is all about spontaneity and listening, but it’s also about telling a story. In this workshop we dive into exercises that make your group become much tighter, locking into those moments as a BAND. We also work on exercises that show you how to shape a solo, work dynamics into a song and improvise In order to get there and ultimately feel FREE while improvising, musicians need a safety net of technique as well as a tool box they can pull from them that help them fly. As part of this workshop, students will learn exercises to work on during their everyday practice schedule to get them into shape for the heavy lifting of improvisation.


Grace Kelly performance, June 24 at 8 PM


Grace Kelly

Before the age of sixteen, Korean American singer, saxophonist, and composer Grace Kelly performed at Barack Obama’s inauguration and was a soloist with the Boston Pops. Her star has only risen since then; she’s become a member of the house band for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and has performed and recorded with renowned artists including Lin Manuel- Miranda, Dave Brubeck, Phil Woods, Huey Lewis, Harry Connick Jr., Gloria Estefan, Questlove, and Wynton Marsalis. Dubbed a “jazz innovator… Making jazz young” (Billboard), Kelly’s songs marry warm brass tones and addictive synth riffs.