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PostSubject: ·:· Three Graces Info ·:·   ·:· Three Graces Info ·:· 2rzevleMon May 05 2008, 13:14


Taken from their official MySpace page:

Meet Joy, Kelly, and Sara: a trio of gifted and beautiful singers from a range of musical backgrounds who, together, are Three Graces.

In Greek mythology, the Three Graces represent beauty, wisdom, and charm. Just like the legendary figures who inspired their name, these artists personify exhilarating talent. On their self-titled debut album, the trio explores a stunning array of musical styles and moods, singing in English, Italian, Spanish and French. Their mix of the best of pop, Broadway, and opera creates a unique listening experience that will undoubtedly win audiences’ hearts. Three Graces is compromised of Sara Gettelfinger, Kelly Levesque and Joy Kabanuck.

All three artists are tremendously accomplished in the genres from which they respectively come. Joy Kabanuck starred in the lead role of Mimi in Baz Luhrmann’s Broadway production of Puccini’s opera La Boheme. Joy was also a Los Angeles district finalist in the highly prestigious New York Metropolitan Opera Council auditions and a finalist in the Los Angeles Artist of the Future competition. She has also sung the leading roles in Mozart’s opera Cosi fan Tutte and Donizetti’s Betly, as well as performing in Gounod’s Faust, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, and Verdi’s La Traviata.

Kelly Levesque (pronounced Le-Vek) sang duets onstage with Andrea Bocelli during his last US tour. Other world-famous artists with whom she has performed include Josh Groban, Russell Watson, and Vittorio Grigolo. The roster of Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriters with whom she has worked includes David Foster, Diane Warren, and the Neptunes. She also sang the song “Some Hearts” on the soundtrack of the Julia Roberts/Catherine Zeta Jones film America’s Sweethearts.

Sara Gettelfinger has starred on Broadway in such shows as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Seussical the musical, The Boys from Syracuse, and NINE. Other credits include Edith (“Little Edie”) Bouvier in the Playwrights Horizon world premiere of Grey Gardens as well as the first national tour of Fosse.

In the course of working together for the past two years, these talented young women have had the chance to explore avenues that might not have otherwise been part of their musical paths. “What’s wonderful,” Joy remarks, “is that since we’ve had very different experiences in life and in the music business, we’ve learned a ton from each other.”

Their range of expertise is what makes Three Graces the compelling artists they are. As Sara notes, “The more variety you have, the more colors you have to paint with, and the more thrilling the experience is both for us and for listeners.” “I like to call what we do ‘smart pop,’” Kelly observes. “There’s something for everyone.”

On their debut album, slated for release on Decca in March 2008, these talented young women have joined forces with some of the world’s top music producers and songwriters. They include Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey, Celine Dion), Desmond Child (Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin), Guy Roche (Christina Aguilera, Michael Bolton) and Mark Portmann (Luis Miguel, Barbra Streisand).

The result is a unique mix that will leave listeners spellbound. Three Graces features a breathtaking array of inspiring words, soaring harmonies, and melodic fireworks. They include pop favorites like Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds,” Snow Patrol’s “Run,” and Heart’s “These Dreams,” all given the magical Three Graces touch. Showcasing another side of Three Graces’ incredible talents, the group’s debut also features two songs co-written by the trio, including “I Wish (All the Love in the World)” and “Don’t Let Me Forget.”

Pure talent, incredible emotion, and dazzling presence: Three Graces have it all.

·:· Joy Kabanuck ·:·

Taken from Joy's official MySpace page:

Soprano, Joy Kabanuck, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she first began singing at age four. At twelve, she began to study voice and piano, as well as perform in musical theater productions throughout her community. While still in high school, Joy recorded an album and was a featured soloist as a member of the group “Reflexions”. After graduating high school, Joy spent a year studying musical theater and dance as part of the Citrus College “Citrus Singers”, singing in numerous concerts and shows including Roger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella as the Fairy Godmother. Joy then began to focus her attention, as a vocal performance major at California State University, Northridge, on opera. While at CSUN, she was a Los Angeles district finalist in the New York Metropolitan Opera Council auditions and a finalist in the Los Angeles Artist of the Future competition. In her last semester of college, Joy was cast as Mimi in the Baz Luhrmann directed La Boheme on Broadway. She later went on to reprise the role of Mimi at The Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, where she performed opposite Il Divo’s David Miller. Joy has performed other operatic roles including Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte, the title role in Donizetti’s Betly and The Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Magic Flute, and has also performed Poulenc’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, and Carmina Burana under the baton of Maestro Jorge Mester as a soprano soloist. Currently, Joy is signed to Decca Records as a member of the group, Three Graces. Joining forces with some of the world’s top music producers and songwriters, Joy had the pleasure of working with Walter Afanasieff, Desmond Child, Guy Roche, and Mark Portman. Their debut album, to be released March 2008, includes songs in four languages in a mix of pop, operatic and musical theater style singing.

·:· Kelly Levesque ·:·

Taken from Kelly's official MySpace page:

A singer and songwriter whose breathtaking talent is guaranteed to propel her to the front ranks of contemporary pop divas, Kelly Levesque (pronounced Le-Vek) evidences all the earmarks of a true musical original. With a soaring vocal range; a powerful, yet precise, ability to illuminate a song and skill as a lyricist and composer, this Westchester County, New York resident is the rarest of all musical creatures - a natural. Kelly is an artist whos work ethic is second to none. As a writer, Kelly has excelled and has composed a large body of work. Two of her compositions (Lovin is Easy and El Equilibre) were recorded by European pop acts taking these songs to top 10 positions in England and France. Kelly was also featured on the soundtrack of the Julia Roberts movie, Americas Sweethearts singing a Diane Warren song Some Hearts. Kelly has also enjoyed success as a live performer working with such artists as Josh Groban and Russell Watson at the grand opening event at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Kelly also recently performed at the Americas Future Rocks Today Inaugural Ball in Washington DC. Kelly was the featured singer of the Pussycat Dolls at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas for a 10 week engagement. Most recently, Kelly sang with Andrea Bocelli for two shows on his US tour, sold out crowds to over 17,000 at the Tweeter center in Boston and the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. An accomplished session singer, Kelly is sought after for jingles and demos in New York and LA. Kelly has workied with producer/songwriters such as David Foster, Desmond Child, Walter Afanasieff, The Matrix, Narada Michael Walden, Trevor Horn, Tim and Bob, The Underdogs,Tommy Simms, Peter Zizzo, David Kahne and The Neptunes. Being of American and Latin parents she is destined to break out in the spotlight. With a voice that can sing anything, Kelly Levesque is a name you are sure not to forget. Kelly is now signed to Decca/Universal and is in a group called "Three Graces". The group combines three genres of music into one powerful sound, Joy Kabanuck (opera), Sara Gettelfinger (Broadway) and Kelly Levesque (pop/r&b). These three talented and beautiful young women have joined together for their forthcoming Decca Label Group release: Three Graces with production and songwriting contributions from some of the top global producers in the business: Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey, Celine Dion), Desmond Child (Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin), Guy Roche (Christina Aguilera, Michael Bolton) and Mark Portmann (Luis Miguel, Barbra Streisand). The performances on their debut CD are nothing less than breathtaking, incorporating spectacular harmonies and unforgettable melodies. Each vocalist brings the best of their musical backgrounds to the forefront, as they tackle quality repertoire in multiple languages, some which they co-wrote themselves. Surrounded by brilliant production, Three Graces have created an album that will be a favorite for fans of all genres for years to come.

·:· Sara Gettelfinger ·:·

Taken from Sara's official MySpace page:

Born in Louisville, KY., I was very fortunate to be introduced to the arts at a very young age. Trips to Actors Theater of Lousiville, Kentucky Center for the Arts, The Louisville Ballet, and The Kentucky Opera were a regular and wonderful part of my childhood. I started dancing at age 3, entered my first acting program at age 10, and booked my first professional show at age 13. For high school I attended Lousiville's Youth Performing Arts School, then went on to earn my BFA from Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. In 1999 I moved to New York City, and since then,credits include: Broadway- Suessical the Musical,The Boys from Syracuse, Carla in NINE with Antonio Banderas, Jolene Oakes in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opposite John Lithgow, and the first national tour of FOSSE. Other NYC area credits include: April in Company(Helen Hayes), Fastrada in Pippin (Papermill Playhouse), Tenderloin and Carnival at City Center ENCORES!, Anything Goes at Lincoln Center, and Little Edie Beale in the world premier of Grey Gardens at Playwrights Horizons. Film/ Television credits include Guiding LIght, Ed, and Without a Trace and the upcoming Sex In the City movie. In the fall of 2006 I was introduced to two amazing women-the beautiful and talented Kelly Levesque and Joy Kabanuk. We were signed to DECCA/Universal Records and formed the classical-crossover trio Three Graces. We've spent the last year writing and recording and our collaborators included Cohen&Oakes, Mark Portman, Walter A., and Desmond Child. Our self-titled,debut album will be released in March 2008.

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In the section "Pre-Three Graces" you can find more information about the girls' previous works... :cheer:

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