BLOOMSBURG — Musicians Grace Kelly and Phil Woods will perform at Bloomsburg University on Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. This concert is the final program in the 2011-12 season of BU’s Celebrity Artist Series.
Along with the Grace Kelly Quintet, Kelly and Woods will perform selections from their saxophone duet album, “Man with the Hat.”
This is Kelly’s sixth release since she was 12 years old. Now 20, she has been praised by jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis as having “intelligence, wit and feeling.” Woods, age 80, is a veteran jazz musician who received the 2011 Jazz Legacy Award from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF).
This performance is supported in part by the Jazz Touring Network, a program of MAAF, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition to taking the stage, Kelly will teach a workshop for the 13th Bloomsburg University Jazz Festival.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.