With her prodigious skills on alto and soprano saxophone, a then-teenaged Grace Kelly wowed audiences at both the 2010 and 2011 Xerox Rochester International Jazz festivals. When she wasn't unleashing sax solos, she turned heads with her breezy vocal style. Now 20, Kelly — who has shared the stage with Lee Konitz and Phil Woods — has moved to a new phase in her career. On her most recent album, "Live At Scullers," she has emerged a capable singer/songwriter who can supply her own urgent solos. Embracing everything from blues to fusion to funk, she still gets down with original instrumental arrangements of tunes like "Summertime."
Grace Kelly performs Saturday, January 26, 8 p.m. at part of Exodus to Jazz at Hochstein School of Music, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. $25-$42. ExodusToJazz.com.
“Tango Caliente,” the new album by The Jay D’Amico Quintet, is so good it may make you wonder why D’Amico is not better known. Over his four decade career he’s collaborated extensively with bassist Milt Hinton, and from 1984 to the night before 9/11, D’Amico was pianist in residence at Windows on the World, the restaurant at the top of the World Trade Center.