Gracie Terzian – 8PM & 10PM

/ Sep

Gracie Terzian – 8PM & 10PM

08:00 pm - 12:00 am

Washington area native Gracie Terzian is a jazz singer, songwriter and ukulelist based in New York City. The Queens Ledger recently hailed her “the new face of Queens’ jazz scene,” and ICON Magazine says “she’s a beguiling singer and modern song stylist with an astute sense of swing.”

Gracie gained attention in the jazz world after the release of her debut EP, Saints and Poets, which she co-wrote with pianist Wells Hanley and released on May 5, 2015. The album quickly became the #3 Jazz Album on iTunes and charted at #23 on the Billboard Jazz charts.

Terry Teachout, author Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, says, “Don’t let the cool, sophisticated surface of Saints and Poets fool you: Gracie Terzian is a deep-dyed romantic who tells her tales of modern love with quiet delicacy and an inborn musicality that’s impossible to overlook. Of such debuts are great careers made.”

Ted Gioia, jazz critic and author of History of Jazz, calls her “a genuine talent.”

Gracie grew up in Northern Virginia and has worked as an actor at many theatres in the Washington area, such as Ford’s Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Theatre and The Kennedy Center. She looks forward to returning to Washington to play her first show at Twins Jazz Club.