“...absolutely brilliant...Farnham is doing for jazz what Clapton did for the blues - bringing it to the mainstream.”
— Two-Time Emmy Nominee Phillip Silverstone, Celebrity Radio Host
THE KATHERINE FARNHAM BAND
* Billboard Charting Singer/Songwriter/Pianist
* 2022 Grammy U Mentor
* Reverbnation: Number #1 Ranking for Jazz!
* 9-Time Global Music Award Winner (5 x Winner "Female Vocalist", Jazz, AC, etc)
* Best Female Singer/Songwriter in LAMA History (Los Angeles Music Awards 25 Yrs)
* Appeared on Good Morning America, NBC 6, Telemundo
* Radio Airplay/Interviews on 5 Continents
* Recorded & Performed with Grammy Winners
* Sold Out CD & Jazz Festival
* Winner: 24 Awards, 9 Nominations, 8 Scholarships
KATHERINE FARNHAM BIO
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Katherine Farnham is a 2022 Grammy U Mentor, Billboard-charting, award-winning and internationally acclaimed American jazz and blues singer/songwriter/pianist. She is at the forefront of the jazz singer/songwriter movement and is known for bringing fresh, contemporary twists to jazz standards as well as releasing tracks that merge classic and contemporary influences. The winner of twenty-four awards and nine nominations, her single "Necessary Groove" debuted in Billboard's Top 40 Pop Charts as a crossover hit. A prolific and versatile artist, she has been compared to Diana Krall, as well as legendary vocalists Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Sarah Vaughan and others.
A child prodigy, she was born into an artistic family and began composing at age four. She gave her first performance at five as leading actress in a school play and sang her first jazz vocal solo a few months later. She is classically trained in both piano and voice. Her vocal range spans four octaves. She writes most of her own songs and also records her own versions of famous classics. She has recorded songs in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and Latin.
Katherine and her longtime band have recorded and performed throughout the world. The winner of a Las Vegas F.A.M.E. Award for "Best Jazz Performer", she has performed for celebrities, done standing ovation performances for the Mayor of Miami-Dade County and at the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards, sung live on NBC 6 and Telemundo, on the Los Angeles and Las Vegas strips, on stages with Latin jazz greats Celia Cruz and Tito Puente Jr., and to a sold out crowd at the Hub City Jazz Festival in New Jersey. She has even inspired audiences at major sporting events, singing the National Anthem multiple times for World Series Champions The Florida Marlins, and performing for The Ericsson Open (only female artist), The Miami Marathon and national tour dates for NASCAR.
She has recorded with many renowned musicians including Grammy winner and legendary saxophonist Kirk Whalum, Latin Grammy winning flutist Nestor Torres, Blues Hall of Fame and Grammy Winning trumpeter Darrell Leonard, Grammy Nominated guitarist Denny Jiosa, Grammy nominated saxophonist Mindi Abair and award-winning Brazilian singer/songwriter/pianist Guinga among others. Her engaging style combines elements of jazz, Latin jazz, adult contemporary, theater, R&B, blues/roots, and fusion. In recognition of her considerable contributions to the genre, her groundbreaking, self-produced CD "VINTAGE" was added to the prestigious jazz archives at the Mediatheque Musicale de Paris, France.
The Los Angeles Music Awards voted the third-generation musician the “Best Female Singer/Songwriter” in their entire twenty-five year history. All Music Guide says, “Her lyrics are heavy and meaningful, but her vocalizing is soaring.” AXS says, "...a singer with many sides, all worth getting to know...an open, fearless artist. Two-Time Emmy Nominee and Celebrity Radio Host Phillip Silverstone raved, “absolutely brilliant. Farnham is doing for jazz what Clapton did for the blues – bringing it to the mainstream.”
In the last few years, Katherine has won over a staggering twelve music awards, including being one of the youngest recipients of the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. (Other recipients include Colin Powell, Wonder Woman Entertainer Lynda Carter and actress Dee Wallace.) Katherine’s 2022 CD “LOVE PHILOSOPHY” won a total of eight Global Music Awards - one for the whole album and others for seven singles. She has earned Global Music Awards for "Jazz/ Emerging Artist" and "Jazz/Blues Song" as well as Los Angeles Music Award Nominations for “Best Jazz Artist” and "Americana: Blues & Roots Artist". She won a Las Vegas Counter Culture Award for "Best Jazz Performer". HG Radio in Mexico also nominated her for her Spanish language singing with “Cantante Feminine del Ano".
Even throughout a challenging few years, Katherine has continued to release new music including "LOVE PHILOSOPHY" and her long-awaited Latin jazz project "ALQUIMIA".
With “LOVE PHILOSOPHY”, she serenades listeners with beautiful originals and standards in English, Spanish and Portuguese, proving she is an artist with an incredible heritage, an exciting present and a future as bright as the stars. Just as importantly, she is an artist with a message relevant for our times.
With a pianistic legacy dating directly back over a century to legendary artists, it is no surprise that Farnham eventually made the piano a central focus on “LOVE PHILOSOPHY”. Assembling a multiple Grammy-winning production team, she recorded on not one, but three world-class Steinway grand pianos. Combining originals with well-loved jazz, blues and theater standards like “Besame Mucho (feat Denny Jiosa)”, Billie Holiday’s “Good Morning Heartache”, and “People, A Tribute to Barbra Streisand (feat Mindi Abair)”, Farnham has created a world-class work. This album speaks lyrically of spiritual love with the title track and singles “Dreams (feat Denny Jiosa)” and also true romantic love with “Night of Romance”, a honest, heartfelt ballad complete with string section for which she won a Global Music Award as a songwriter.
Trained by both her musician parents as well as classical and jazz legends, Kat began her performing career as an actor at age five and sang her first jazz vocal solo a few months later. Her "VINTAGE" CD earned rave reviews, interview requests and airplay in US, Canada, Europe, South America and Africa and standing ovation and sold out live performances. She has appeared on Good Morning America and many other television shows.
The winner of the Rotary Outstanding Service Award, Katherine is also a published writer, passionate educator and humanitarian. She is available for Clinics and Master Classes and is a Guest Lecturer/Performer for major charitable organizations.
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PRESS REVIEWS: (ENGLISH, SPANISH, PORTUGUESE)
“I really enjoyed My Shoes Are Leaking! What a cool title, what a lovely voice. I'm honored to be recording with you..."
--Grammy-Winning, Legendary Saxophonist Kirk Whalum
"...amazing project." --Latin Grammy Winner Nestor Torres
"...loved every second!" --Two-Time Grammy Nominee Mindi Abair
"...You sound fantastic Kat! It was a joy to work with you...you're a great player."
--Four-Time Grammy Nominee Denny Jiosa
"This amazingly talented and diverse artist crosses musical styles from the genres of jazz and adult contemporary to form a sound that makes her competitive in the mainstream commercial marketplace. Her unique voice and vocal arrangements made her a crowd favorite at both of our showcase events."
--Los Angeles Music Awards (Best Jazz Artist Nominee; Americana: Blues & Roots Artist Nominee; Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year Winner; Best Female Singer/Songwriter in 25 Yrs Winner)
"Katherine Farnham goes from mere whisper to powerful belt in jazz expression."
--Hub City Jazz Festival, NJ
"...beautiful...very talented...sounds like Barbra Streisand." --Gary L., Producer
"Wow! Someone who can really sing. Great song too [My Shoes Are Leaking, Veterans Tribute}" --John M. Grammy-Nominated Engineer, Nashville
"Farnham adds some backbeat to a clever read of a standard on "My Funny Valentine" and her voice is rich and strongly confident." --Jazz Weekly
"The moment I heard the voice of Katherine, strong, pure, sultry, soulful she is a delight to listen to - time and again." --The Jazzman, Jazzology Radio, Keith G., Atlanta
"This album has attitude like you wouldn't believe. Mind you, I mean positive attitude. It moves you, grooves you, entices you, and convinces you that this is one artist who solidly and easily distinguishes herself from the run-of-the-mill vocalists and musicians...Farnham takes us on a dazzling and delightful musical journey to a land of cool, sexy and suave. I fell immediately in love with the material from the very moment my ears and soul took notice."
--The Smooth Jazz Ride
"Almost like she's plugging into Miles 1970s vibe...she takes you on the wild ride...Kool Kat is making records for tomorrow and has her finger on a pulse that's just starting to beat. Certainly the new street sound for nu cool cats." --Midwest Record
"She truly has a 'smash' on her hands. Katherine exudes an authentic musical heart, with a style all her own. Her rendition of “People” is told directly from her soul, you can really sense that the lyrics mean something to her heart for the growth of people all over the world. She is a favorite in our jazz community..."
--Jaijai J., The Jazz Network Worldwide
"Katherine is a rising vocalist and songwriter... Highlights include..."Necessary Groove". "My Funny Valentine"...will introduce the genre to a much larger audience."
--O's Place Jazz Newsletter
"Pianist and vocalist Katherine Farnham breaks out the cool, the groove, the funky and the ethereal with Vintage. Solo piano introduces “Mermaid” with a few bars that flow like ocean waves. [Nestor} Torres’ flute is the perfect complement to Farnham’s haunting melody. After a brief solo by Torres, the two voices merge for some of the most beautiful sounds on the album." --The Jazz Writer
"It's a case of Diana Krall meets Christina Aguilera...A well balanced album that captivates and delights all the way. If you're after an experience that will recolour jazz but do it no disrespect, I feel confident you're going to go nuts over Katherine Farnham's latest offering "Vintage." --Powermouth, Australia
"brilliant - everyone who hears this wants to know who it is"
--5-Star Amazon Review, UK
"Escuchando la maravillosa voz de @KoolKatFarnham , su álbum "Vintage" está de lujo! Talento enorme!" "Listening to the wonderful voice of @KoolKatFarnham, your album "Vintage" is deluxe! Huge talent!" --HG Radio, Hugo G, Mexico
"A Nova Voz Da America. Farnham e uma nova cantora e compositora de talento, que tem tudo para se firmar na cena pop."
--MIDEM Review, Shopping Music Magazine, Sao Paulo, Brazil
"A fusion of Holiday, Vaughan and Dion, the Kat delivers a Kool stream of magical vocals." --T. Capone, Canada, Fan
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