September 26 - 7:30 & 9:30 PM Mahogany Jazz Recording Artist Vocalist Kathy Kosins Live at Jazz Standard! ONE NIGHT ONLY
Performing Music From “Vintage” With Aaron Goldberg (piano), Reuben Rogers (bass), Greg Hutchinson (drums), John Ellis (saxophones)
“Kathy Kosins is one of the finest singers in the world.” Don Was, producer
“The aptly titled Vintage" represents the best work yet by Kathy Kosins.” Mark Stryker, The Detroit Free Press
“A dazzling jazz singer that has that something extra that was made to be appreciated, Kosins has got it going on and you should get on the train. Hot stuff.” Midwest Record Recap
“...Solid intonation, unwavering swing and a voice that can conjure both the girl next door and her older wiser sister.” The Chicago Reader
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – On Monday, September 26 jazz vocal sensation Kathy Kosins will be appearing at one of New York’s most prestigious jazz venues, Jazz Standard (116 East 27th street. For more information and reservations call 212 576 2232 or click on www.jazzstandard.net), in support and celebration of her critically-acclaimed new recording, “Vintage,” Kosins will be joined by the amazing band of Aaron Goldberg (piano), Reuben Rogers (bass), Greg Hutchinson (drums) and John Ellis (saxophones). Kosins will perform two sets at 7:30 & 9:30 PM.
Kathy Kosins, whose gutsy, infallible alto is laced with Motown soul, stands out among today’s crowded field of jazz singers. Indeed, Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich went so far as to say that Kosins possesses one of the most alluring voices in jazz." In 2002, the Detroit native burst onto the national jazz scene with “Mood Swings.” On her new recording, “Vintage,” released on Mahogany Jazz on May 24, Kosins rediscovers little known songbook gems, which she places alongside a few widely known, yet unexpected tunes from outside the jazz tradition. On “Vintage,” this world-class vocalist is joined by a world-class band: pianist/arranger Aaron Goldberg, saxophonist John Ellis, bassist Reuben Rogers, drummer Eric Harland, and trumpeter/flugelhornist Jeremy Pelt.
“Kosins new release “Vintage” is not just another jazz vocal effort. This collection of thirteen musical classics puts Kosins on the map with other top jazz female vocalists. Actually, the others should follow her direction! Joined by some of the best young lions in the business, this release can’t help but take hold of the listener.” The Inside Connection
In 2001, Kosins was awarded the Michigan Counsel for the Arts Jazz Composer of the Year." She has also received grants from Michigan’s ArtServe advocacy group. Her clinics and workshops, which teach performance skills alongside business strategies for the independent artist, have been a success at colleges and universities across the United States. In addition, Kosins excels as a painter. Her abstract acrylics on canvas are influenced by the cubist paintings of the 1950s.
“On Vintage, Kathy Kosins plunges into a rarely explored area of standards, and emerges with a handful of well-crafted melodic pearls. Jazz singing is pretty much about the ability to tell a story. Not just to impress with vocal acrobatics; Kosins succeeds in both aspects . . .” ejazznews.com
Critically acclaimed voice, eclectic musical palette, award winning composer/songwriter, jazz educator, and the release of her incredible new recording, “Vintage,” all define Kathy Kosins as a true jazz artist of the highest caliber.
“I wasn't expecting to fall in love with a new female vocal album, but I wound up staying the night.” Will Friedwald
For more information, to receive a press kit or to schedule an interview with Kathy Kosins, please contact Jason Byrne at Red Cat Publicity, tel 718 921 1330, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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