Kelli Grant, the Queen of Swing™
Female Vocalist of the Year '09 - Will Rogers Award
Kelli was recently, honored by the great state of Texas as a
TEXAS STATE MUSICIAN NOMINEE '09
Showcasing her musicianship as well as her band, "the Swing Kings" - "Swing 'n Blues" the CD is a tribute to the legends that created the "Blues, Jazz & Swing" and is a reflection of her highly acclaimed original revue,
"Swingin' the Blues"
which is listed in the Isle of Capri's BLUE BOOK as one of their BEST SHOWS: Video clips available at her website.Hailed for the magnificent jazz improves, Kelli's band & MUSICIANS:
* Johnny Patterson - Lead Guitar
* Dave Hardin - Trumpet
* Bob Myers - Clarinet/Tenor Sax
* Albert Talley - Steel Guitar
* Jeff Ebner - Drums
Kelli Grant - Lead/Harmony Vocals / Bass / Piano / Horn
She also performance this show thru the Mid-America Arts Alliance touring roster which covers 7 states with co-funding by the National Endowment for the Arts. Having been on the Texas Touring Roster since 2001, she has been Nominated by the TCA to participate in the,
Mid-Atlantic Arts International touring roster
for foreign performances in England and Europe.
With a very diverse catalog of music, her highly acclaimed show, "Swingin' the Blues" carries the audience down a musical highway of Blues, Jazz & Swing from New Orleans to New York City, Chicago to Kansas City, Memphis to Texas demonstrating the evolution of Blues to Jazz and Jazz to "Swing". The musical showcases her award winning songwriting talents as well as her chart topping CD's, "Swing 'n Blues," "Softer Side of Swing" & "Blues to Me!"
CREDENTIALS: Kelli Grant, the Queen of Swing™:
Will Rogers Award - Female Vocalist of the Year - ‘09
TEXAS STATE MUSICIAN NOMINEE - 2009
Artist of the Year Nominee - Roots Music Association ‘08
Will Rogers Award Nominee - Academy of Western Artist ‘08
Mid-America Arts Alliance Touring Roster - 2007 / 2008
World Who's Who Jazz Cabaret Singers, New York, NY -
Federation of American Musicians, '08
Who’s Who Entertainment - '07/'08 registered Library of Congress,
Public Service Announcements - Texas Dept. of Transportation - litter
campaign, “Don’t Mess With Texas”
Honorable Mention - BILLBOARD , L.A. - R&B
Texas Touring Roster - 2001 - 2007
Texas Arts & Exchange Conference - Table Top Speaker
Isle of Capri Casino - Blue Book, BEST SHOWS - Trela Wilson, Ent. Dir.
NARAS - voting member 2001
Vocalist Nominee - Grammy Board of Directors - Tx. Chapter
Western Swing Hall of Fame - Seattle, Wa.
International Recording Artist -
Warner Bros. German affiliate, Eagle Records
Music Graduate - Kilgore Jr. College / Stephen F. Austin State University
Scholarships: Voice, Clarinet, Stageband, Awarded Vivian Thyng
scholarship for Music Theory
** “Don’t Mess With Texas” CD all proceeds are donated to the
Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Music Project
Isle of Capri Casino - Bossier City, La. / Vicksburg, Ms. / Lake Charles, La.
Commercial Casino - Elko, Nev.
Peppermill Casino - Wind Over, Nev.
Marshall Regional Arts Council
Horizon Casino - Lake Tahoe, Nev.
Riverside Casino - Laughlin, Nev.
Roots Music Association, Artist of the Year
AWA - www.awa-awards.org
Upshur Country Regional Arts - Gilmer Civic Center
Dalhart Regional Arts Center - Dalhart, Tex.
Mid-America Arts Alliance touring roster