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Kathleen Grace

Kathleen Grace grew up in the West, its vistas etching an impression that would stay with the Tucson native as she traveled to the dry hills of Los Angeles. Forging a career that has sent her around the globe, Grace has played for a worldwide audience whose diversity reflects her own eclectic musical tastes. Emerging from her jazz roots, Grace’s sound bridges traditional and nostalgic with an approachable modernity, taking her into the blues, folk and pop-leaning realms.

“Jazz is a value system,” Grace explains, “I may not always be creating music specific to that space, but I try to let its deepest truths of freedom, listening and trust guide my path, my choices.”

Over time, Grace’s organic evolution has led her to an expansive career, not only as an interpreter of song, but also a respected songwriter in the modern folk and Americana worlds. Her prior album, No Place To Fall, was a sun-drenched landscape of music rooted in her desert upbringing and elegant country spirit, and an undeniable evolution of Grace as a naturally exquisite singer and songwriter, whose soulful instincts are skillfully honed by her prior experience in jazz and blues.

“I’ve put out a few records in my life so far—some jazz, some folk, some country,” Grace says, “But this record, Tie Me To You, is the one the album I never thought I’d make. The one that happened to me instead of me making it happen, an album with no rehearsal and no fixes.

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”At once smart, alluring, evocative...” — Washington Post

“Pure-toned jazz vocalist …stepping into her own as an incisive tunesmith” — San Francisco Chronicle

Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals


Los Angeles


Jazz Faculty, University Southern California Co-Chair Vocal Department, Los Angeles Music Academy College



No Place to Fall

Self Produced




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