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The Jazz Session #107: Kat Edmonson

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Kat Edmonson
Kat Edmonson is making a name for herself as both a smart interpreter of popular songs (both old and new) and as a musician who puts her values into practice in her art. Edmonson's debut CD, Take To The Sky (Convivium Records, 2009) features creative reworkings of tunes by Carol King, The Cure and The Cardigans, alongside (un)expected versions of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Henry Mancini. In this interview, Edmonson talks about her years of apprenticeship in Austin, TX; how shes navigating the line between jazz and pop music; and how she turned a quotation from Gandhi into a hit YouTube video.

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Take To The Sky
Kat Edmonson: Take To The Sky
Kat Edmonson: Take To...
Convivium Records
Faith Gibson Faith Gibson
Geoff Lapp Geoff Lapp
Elias Haslanger Elias Haslanger
sax, tenor
Robin McKelle Robin McKelle
Marco Benevento Marco Benevento
organ, Hammond B3

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