A singular voice as a pianist and leader…a powerhouse. …Haunting, gorgeous–Arriale has a knack for finding a song’s heart.
Grace Kelly has firmly established herself as one of the gifted jazz artists of her generation.
-Don Heckman, International Review of Music
Charenee Wade is a jazz singer of commanding skill, an heir to the legacies of Betty Carter and Carmen McRae.
-New York Times
A brand new tour featuring three of the most dynamic names in jazz. Join Lynne Arriale, Grace Kelly, and Charenee Wade as they come together to celebrate some of their sources of artistic inspiration–Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln and Joni Mitchell, sharing their unique reinterpretations of popular classics with passion, soul and sensitivity in a magical evening of empathetic collaboration. The quintet is rounded out with Evan Gregor on bass and Ross Pederson on drums.
Pianist / composer Lynne Arriale and acclaimed saxophonist/vocalist/composer Grace Kelly have joined forces with guest vocalists for a special collaboration celebrating the music of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln and Joni Mitchell entitled “Celebrating Great Women in Music.” The group will be performing throughout the US in 2016 and 2017 with vocalist Charenee Wade.
Over the past few months, Lynne and Grace had a great time performing with guest vocalists, Rene Marie, Claire Martin and KJ Denhert at festivals including The San Javier International Jazz Festival (Spain), UMEA Festival (Sweden), JazzFest Gottingen (Germany), CRC Concert Hall (Istanbul, Turkey) and concert venues throughout Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Each artist also performed their original compositions honoring this music that has helped influence their own artistic vision.
Lynne Arriale, Grace Kelly, Charenee Wade Quintet
–piano, vocals, saxophone, bass and drums