Calli Graver has shaped a versatile career as a crossover vocalist. Raised by musician parents in Lancaster, PA, Calli’s love for jazz, classical and pop helped shape the genre-bending sound heard in her original music today. Not only has she sung with legends like Josh Groban, Aretha Franklin, and Andrea Bocelli, but she’s also been honored to work with several symphonies, orchestras and philharmonics spanning the nation. Calli relocated to Philadelphia to pursue her degree from the University of the Arts. She received a Bachelors of Music in vocal performance, followed by a Masters of Music in the jazz studies program. She has performed with prominent jazz figures, including Christian McBride, Peter Nero, big acts like Michael Bublé, and co-produced an original jazz suite entitled “The Divine Lorraine.” Calli’s first solo endeavor was the holiday jazz album “Cheer!” that she released in 2017. The impact of Calli’s musical schooling led her to also become an accomplished music educator. Calli is an adjunct professor at Millersville University and Community College of Philadelphia, teaches k-12 vocal instruction at The Shipley School, and teaches private lessons from her home. In addition to much of Calli’s time spent performing in various Philadelphia based bands, she finds balance in time with friends and family. She loves to learn and still strives to enjoy daily comforts, and her music certainly reflects that. Her new release, “The Sun’s In My Eyes” accompanies fans in their day to day journeys, exploring sophisticated writing and musicianship with warmth, nostalgia, and plain ol’ fun! Under producer Ben O’Neill (John Legend, Jill Scott), Calli’s vocal abilities and expressive nature are on full display and the music continues to excite audiences across the country.
Calli can also be seen in the Oscar Nominated film “Maestro” as a professional chorister with the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir performing ”Make Our Garden Grow” from Bernstein’s Candide.
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