Performer; Songwriter; Vocalist
Jazz; R&B; Spoken Word
"The enthusiasm, the biting humor, the voracious passion are what define Grace Garland"
~ Debbie Burke-Jazz Blogger
Grace Garland has been described as "The Tina Turner of Jazz," due to her energy and passion. Grace's original music speaks to women everywhere, allowing for reflection, empowerment and feel-good moments. Grace's album GRACE GARLAND - LADY G!, is the definition of Grace: sexy, honest and passionate-without apologies.
Three original songs on her GRACE GARLAND - LADY G! album have received a Global Music Award Medals: "I'll Cry Later," for Jazz female vocalist, "Before You Fall Asleep," for best original lyrics, and "Tits and Toes," for originality.
The Anyway Cafe on Second Ave in New York has been home for The GRACE GARLAND DUO for more than ten years. Except for during the COVID crisis, Grace takes the stage from 8 to 11 pm, and there's no cover charge. She's the consummate entertainer, who loves her audience! Grace's comedic improv skills, songwriting are frequently summoned at will to personalize any Show.
"Ms. Garland is a combination pixie and seductress, a scamp our of Moliere with a hint of New Orleans Floozie" ~ M. Shepherd
Grace brings a unique fusion of JAZZ and contemporary Blues. She "sings standards with unstrained natural tone, and superb phrasing and a seamless sense of rhythm" ~ S. Witt
She is known for her powerful solo performances in the USA, and internationally, sharing the spotlight with a variety of musicians including: Lew Tabakin Cyrus Chestnut, the late Phyllis Hyman, Misha Tsiganov, Peter Cincotti, Camille Thurman, Flutist Bobbi Humphrey, Leonid Ptaska, Cleve Douglass, Michika Fukumori.
When not on stage with her Band, Ms. G's voice can be heard in countless radio and TV spots, most notably with Actor James Earl Jones and the late legendary blues guitarist B. B. King, or Film Loop Groups (i.e. BESSIE-starring Queen Latifah; MUDBOUND - starring Mary J. Blige; COME SUNDAY - starring Chiwetel Ejiofor).
Grace penned her 1st "Hilarious, yet right to the point"(Misani) Book: LONELINESS MAKES YOU STUPID! THE GROWN WOMAN'S DATING GUIDE (PART 1)
Grace is a Volunteer Entertainer for LIFEbeat/HeartsandVoices, the Music Industry fights HIV/AIDS. "The ability to make someone SMILE and forget their problems, if even for 1 minute, is what it's all about"
Her CD GRACE GARLAND - LADY G! is available at all of her performances, and downloadablable on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, etc
"LADY G! is a fine amalgam of some superlative song that brings Garland as a performer to the fore"
~ Ricky Kej, Grammy® Award winning composer
"Outstanding and Unforgettable! A night of Jazz madness"
"She comes onto the stage like a dynamo, and you can't take your eyes off of her. She is pure entertainment, and pure joy."
~ Grant Maloy Smith, Billboard Top 10 artist
"Sexy/fun Jazz CD"
~ Radio Zenith-Italy
2020 Broadway World Cabaret Awards for Best Original Song, "New York Attitude."
2020 Clouzine International Music Awards, Best Song, "New York Attitude."
2019 Clouzine International Music Awards, Best Indie Song, "Lovers Never Lie (Live)"
2019 Global Music Award, Silver Medal, Album Outstanding Achievement, GRACE GARLAND - LADY G!
2018 Global Music Award, Silver Medal, Lyrics/Songwriter, "Before You Fall Asleep"
2018 Global Music Award, Bronze Medal, Creativity/Originality, "Tits and Toes"
2017 Global Music Award, Silver medal, Female Vocals; "I'll Cry Later"
Grace is a BMI Songwriter and Recording Artist. She's a member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA for her acting and voice talent