Bio

 "She puts a lot into it, her hands turning and clenching in the air, as though to squeeze every ounce of emotion out of each song. She doesn't just sing; she wrenches each song out of the ether."  T.W. Burger, Gettysburg Times 

20th Annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition winner Kerensa Gray is often compared to the likes of jazz royalty - Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald and contemporaries such as Diana Krall.  She has shared the stage with artists such as Stellar Award Winner Isaiah Thomas and opened for Grammy and Dove award winners CeCe Winans and Vickie Winans. 

Finding her voice first in string studies as a gifted violin student, Kerensa began working with Frostburg State University orchestra while still attending middle school.  These early years fostered an unquenchable love for music and encouraged a budding artist to discover the music of her own soul. As a gifted songwriter, this dynamic vocalist brings fresh insight and infectious energy to her approach of beloved classics and a transparency in her songwriting that speaks to that for which we all yearn - truth without compromise.   Kerensa’s music finds balance in her ability to skilfully interweave melodies of jazz, blues and folk music into a sound that is undeniably and uniquely her while her talent as a gifted vocalist unearths yet unseen perspectives into the standards that are the soundtracks to our lives.   

Kerensa is excited to offer her current CD project "Take Me In" in cooperation with Nashville, TN based Creative Soul Jazz and producer Eric Copeland.  And don’t forget to check out here 2012 offering "Bliss" featuring session legends Gary Lunn on bass and Tom Hemby on guitar.   For more information about Kerensa Gray Jazz, "Take Me In", or for booking please visit  www.kerensagray.com or www.kgjazz.com  or email kerensa@kerensagray.com