Monday, August 24, 2009

KAT EDMONSON SEXTET ADDED TO THE JAZZ CAFÉ AT THE TANGLEWOOD JAZZ FESTIVAL


Vocalist Kat Edmonson and her Sextet performs on Sunday, Sept 6, at 12:30 pm in the Jazz Café at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival in Lenox, Massachusetts.


The Austin-based vocalist made her Northeast debut in June at the Jazz Standard in New York. Edmonson’s first CD, “Take to the Sky,” includes selections from Cole Porter, Henry Mancini, John Lennon and Carol King. “Take to the Sky” was mastered by industry superstar, Doug Sax (Pink Floyd, Bette Midler, Neil Young).


Edmonson’s original song, “Lucky” (previously released as an MP3) was featured on the nationally broadcast television program, “The United States of Tara,” produced by Steven Spielberg on the Showtime network.


Nate Chinen of the New York Times says Edmonson … “is a promising young jazz singer with a kittenish voice and an amiably relaxed style,” and Michael Corcoran of the Austin-American Statesman, calls her “Austin’s Great Jazz Hope.”


The Jazz Café is an informal, cabaret-style venue featuring emerging artists. Past Jazz Café performers have included Esperanza Spaulding, Grace Kelly, Sachal Vasandani, Aaron Parks and Spencer Day, among many others. Admission to the Café is free with a ticket to the main stage event that follows—A Piano Duet with Kenny Barron and Mulgrew Miller followed by the 2009 Grammy winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.


Ms. Edmonson replaces the previously scheduled Steven Santoro Quartet. Mr. Santoro was invited to travel to the UK with Sting to record his upcoming DVD.


For complete ticket information and an overview of the festival which takes place September 4-6, go to tanglewoodjazzfestival.org or call SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200.

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