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Kelli Grant

Kelli Grant
the Queen of Swing
International Recording Artist
Female Artist of the Year

Kelli Grant, the Queen of Swing

Grab your girdles girls as it might get a little bumpy as the PIANO POUNDIN' * RHYTHM ROCKIN' * BASS KICKIN' showman Kelli Grant, Female Artist of the Year follows the evolution of Swing into a musical revolution called Rock 'n Roll.

Comb your ducktails and grab your poodle skirts for the one of the most exciting entertainers to ever grace a stage.

Come "swing" with the "Queen" as she carries the audience down a musical highway of Blues, Jazz & Swing in a variety of original musical revues based on her diverse recording career. From New York to Vegas, Memphis to Texas the Queen of Swing™ performs magnificent covers along with her own chart topping hits in a variety of shows most of which are based on 50’s Rock ‘n Roll Swing music along with a little Texas Swing ... Awh!

Kelli's career began on Warner Bros. German affiliate, Eagle Records with her self-titled CD which topped Belgium charts at #4. The International Recording Artist and award winning Singer, Songwriter and Musician has scored to date: SIX - #1 hits on Independent & International charts; charted 15 top 10 Singles and 4 top 10 Albums from the 12 CD's she has on the market.

Kelli won Female Artist of the Year is a 2 time Female Artist of the Year Nominee and was the only Female nominee on the list for RMA Artist of the Year.

For her songwriting skills she received a Billboard Songwriting "Honorable Mention" with several of those originals hitting the #1 spot. As a music graduate and musician Kelli was honored as a
Texas State Musician Nominee.

Other honors include induction into the Swing Hall of Fame, the World Who's Who Jazz Cabaret Singers - Federation of American Musicians, New York, NY and the Heritage Who’s Who registration in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C..

Most recently, March 2022 she was inducted into the Marquis Who's Who in America for being an
                                            award-winning Recording Artist and an Inventor (Patent #: 10,695,605 Toteable Treadstep).

Her CD's have received 4 & 5 star reviews from around the world with French Music critic, Bernard Boyat proclaiming her CD, Swing-a-Billy "Superbes" for her remake of Louis Prima's "5 mos. 2 wks. 2 Days". Kelli was one of only 209 artists selected to be on the Texas Touring Roster being nominated and sponsored by the TCA for inclusion in the Mid-America Arts Alliance Touring Roster with subsidized funding by the National Endowment for the Arts.

She has headlined in the biggest venues being listed in the Isle of Capri Casino Blue Book as "One of their BEST SHOWS" and appeared with some of the biggest stars in the biz. For her knowledge, academics and expertise Kelli was invited to be a Table Top Speaker for the Texas Arts & Exchange Conference, Austin, Texas.

Although not nominated Kelli was one of only 36 CD’s placed for consideration by the Grammy™ reviewing board for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album" and one of only 48 for consideration in "Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance". She was also a Vocalist Nominee for the Grammy Board of Directors Texas Chapter and her "Swing ‘n Blues" CD is on music critic, Henri Woode’s list of Top Jazz Album (scroll down to the year 2000).

Kelli's performance at the Marshall Civic Center received a standing ovation and she was publicly declared by Marshall Regional Arts Director, Geraldine Mauthe, "an exceptional entertainer". While at the Texas Arts Exchange Conference Kelli saw Ms. Mauthe who boastingly made her claim to surrounding members attending the conference of Kelli’s performance.

As a BMI licensed songwriter Kelli recently recieved a BMI Royalty payment for the 3rd Qtr. of 2021 for over 3500 plays on registered affiliates. A Non-affiliate internet website has notified her of over 15,000 plays in 4th Qt. of 2021 alone.

The Kokomo Theatre LLC, "a drive-in theatre without the cars" is an outdoor amphitheatre hosting live outdoor events with their series, "Concert Under the Stars". The patrons bring their lawnchair for a wonderful night of LIVE! Award-winning Entertainmentn complete with dance floor accented fairy lights for the concert goers that is followed by a Free Classic movie for the single price of a Gate pass - "MUSIC & MOVIE". Completeing their blast to the past theme of yesteryear the Kokomo Theatre has a "Snack Bar" full of goodies: soda, water, candy, popcorn, hotdogs, frito pies. pizza and featuring their original Kokomoat floats.

The small intimate theatre with limited seating proudly presents International Recording Artist the award winning Singer, Songwriter and Texas State Musician Nominee, Kelli Grant, the Queen of Swing™ for a One-on-One performance of her highly acclaimed musical productions "Jazzin' Things Up!", "A Swingin' Christmas Show",  "Girls Doo It Too!" and "Swing Me Back to Texas".  All shows are written by this music legend.

For a limited time only the Queen of Swing™ is Swingin’ at the Kokomo Theatre. Come join the fun and enjoy our special family friendly events: Full Moon Party Dance & Romance, Sock Hop Saturday Swing Doo Rock, Sci-Fi Festival, Rock 'n Roll @ the Kokomo, Halloween Fright Fest and much more...

Please call / text (903) 918-2132 or email kokomotheatre@kokomotheatre.com for reservations

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