Black and white photo of Carolyn Graye seated next to a grand piano.

Carolyn Graye

Singer/pianist/composer Carolyn Graye has performed in West Coast clubs, concerts and theatres since 1976. Locally, she has appeared at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Bumbershoot, the Bellevue Jazz Festival, the West Seattle Jazz Festival, Earshot’s New City Series and A Contemporary Theatre (ACT.) She lived in Prague (1997-1998) and performed at festivals and clubs throughout the Czech Republic in addition to touring the Balkans (Serbia, Bosnia and Macedonia) on a USIA performance and teaching grant. She also performed in La Paz, Bolivia at the invitation of the U. S. Embassy there. Her self-titled debut CD spotlights Jessica Williams, Julian Priester and Jay Thomas and features thoughtful compositions, solid swinging piano and singing that the Prague Post called “witty and curiously conversational.”

Artist Support Program 2000: Recording an album of composed and freely improvised instrumental music as accompaniment to a recorded reading of deceased Seattle poet Denise Levertov.