The City of Trenton Welcomes Grace Little
As part of the celebration of 115 years of Cadwalader Park, the Trenton Museum Society and the city of Trenton welcome Amazin Grace and the Grace Little Band in a free concert in Cadwalader Park on Sunday, August 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. This dynamic group consists of eight talented musicians, including two lead vocalists, a full rhythm section, and a sax player. Patrons should bring a chair or blanket.
Born in Jersey City, Ms. Little moved to Trenton at the age of five. Growing up with six siblings, she was inspired to pursue music as a career by her mother, a gospel singer, and her father who sang in the church choir. The whole family embraced music and spent many evenings listening to songs from their favorite records.
At the age of 12, Ms. Little auditioned at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. She impressed the amateur night audience with her performance and won in the adult category.
Ms. Little met a mentor who began giving her voice lessons at Trenton Central High School. By age 13, she was performing with a four-piece band and by age 17, she had signed with a major management company and was appearing in The Wiz, Dream Girls, and Oh Calcutta.
While singing at a private party in Camden, Ms. Little caught the attention of Leon Huff, one half of the Philadelphia International Records (PIR) label. Her full length CD, Amazin Grace was released by PIR.
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