Kerensa Gray

Roots and Blues 2018 Performing Artist

Soulful Jazz Vocalist

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.

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 skillfully 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.