Signed Grace Kelly With Strings: At The Movies CD


Dive into the enchanting jazz world of Grace Kelly with her latest masterpiece, "Grace Kelly with Strings: At The Movies," a signed CD that bridges the nostalgic elegance of Charlie Parker's era with contemporary brilliance. This album, marking a significant return in Kelly's illustrious 20-year career, offers a rich tapestry of cinematic classics, including an inspired rendition of "The Way You Look Tonight," alongside an all-star lineup featuring Sean Jones and Cory Wong. With its intricate arrangements and heartfelt tribute to her saxophone idol, this record is a profound reflection of Kelly's passion for cinema and storytelling, promising an unforgettable auditory journey through the magic of film.



Grace shares her deep connection to Parker’s work, stating, “One of the things that captivated me about 'Charlie Parker with Strings' is the elegance and virtuosity in Charlie Parker's playing.

About The Record

In an extraordinary fusion of past and present, Grace Kelly announces her 15th album in a 20-year prolific recording career, "Grace Kelly with Strings: At The Movies." This project, deeply inspired by the legendary "Charlie Parker with Strings," is set for release on March 1, 2024, via PAZZ Productions. It marks Kelly's first jazz record since 2016 and represents a significant milestone, showcasing her enduring commitment to artistic evolution and excellence.

"Grace Kelly with Strings: At The Movies" is a heartfelt tribute to one of Kelly's all-time favorite jazz records. The album's rendition of "The Way You Look Tonight," arranged by Grammy Award winner Steven Fiefke, draws distinct parallels to Charlie Parker's iconic track "Just Friends," a piece that Kelly treasured and played nightly before bed. The introduction of this track features ethereal harp glissandos and a dramatic strings accelerando, setting a stage reminiscent of Parker's era. Grace’s saxophone lines, laced with bebop scales, showcase a precision and articulation that not only demonstrate her virtuosity but also pay homage to her saxophone idol, Charlie Parker.

Grace shares her deep connection to Parker’s work, stating, “One of the things that captivated me about 'Charlie Parker with Strings' is the elegance and virtuosity in Charlie Parker's playing.  He was my first alto sax hero. Through his most intricate lines, he leads us with such lyricism weaving in and out of Jimmy Carroll's beautiful arrangements. I immersed myself in the music from that album and used it as a guiding light when recording this album.”

Joining Kelly in this venture is an all-star cast including Tony Award winning and Grammy nominee producer, Bryan Carter, along with a powerhouse of millennial arrangers steeped in jazz history, such as Grammy and Tony Award-winning Charlie Rosen and Grammy Award winner Steven Fiefke. Special guests on the record include esteemed jazz trumpeter, Sean Jones, and guitar sensation, Cory Wong.

From signing her first grade papers as Princess Grace Kelly, inspired by her favorite movie star, to cherished family rituals involving a visit to the local Blockbuster store and weekly Friday movie nights, this album is a full-circle moment for her. “Falling in love with Grace Kelly, having her name, playing some incredible music, including the only song she sang in film. This is a project I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, and I’m really proud of it," Kelly reflects. It is apparent that this album bears profound personal significance for Kelly, reflecting a lifelong passion for cinema and storytelling. As fate would have it, her legal name was serendipitously changed to Grace Kelly at the age of 8 after taking the name of her stepfather, a detail that seems to predestine her artistic journey and connection to the golden era of film.

Track Listing: 

  1. James Bond Medley
  2. He’s a Pirate (from Pirates Of The Caribbean)
  3. The Way You Look Tonight
  4. Morricone Medley
  5. True Love
  6. Soul Bossa Nova
  7. Moon River
  8. Mission Impossible
  9. The Flying Theme (From E.T.)
  10. By The Grave
  11. Power of Love
  12. When You Wish Upon a Star
  13. Wanna Be Like You
  14. Go The Distance
  15. Part of Your World
  16. Circle of Life