The Legend of Grace Jones

Headlining KITE Festival 2022. The queen of art-pop, a multi-genre artist without peer and one one of the most recognisable faces in the world; Grace Jones is one of the defining figures of western popular culture in the last forty years.

Born in Jamaica in 1948, Grace Jones moved to Syracuse, New York as a child. She went on to become synonymous with the late 70s disco scene in the city centred around the infamous Studio 54. In the late 1970s, Jones signed her first record deal resulting in a string of dance-club hits including “I Need A Man” and her acclaimed reinvention of Edith Piaf’s classic “La Vie En Rose”. The three disco albums she recorded, Portfolio (1977), Fame (1978) and Muse (1979), established her as a major recording artist.