Kate McGarry

Saturday, November 14th

The Kate McGarry Quartet

KateMcGarryKate McGarry is recognized as a jazz artist who brings authenticity and vitality to everything she sings. The Wall St Journal calls her music “Austere and elegant”, New York Times pronounced her “Astute and sensitive”. Growing up in a large Irish Catholic family in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Kate and her nine siblings were surrounded by diverse musical influences: Celtic folk songs, Mills Brothers, the Beatles, 70s funk and pop.  From singing in family talent shows to hearing her first recordings of Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald and later Keith Jarrett, Kate’s ear for song opened to a wide universe of music.  After studying African American music and Jazz with Dr. Horace Boyer and Archie Shepp at the University of Massachusetts, she honed her craft in Los Angeles for 8 years before ultimately relocating to New York.

Kate’s music collaborations include projects with Jazz luminaries including Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, Maria Schneider, and John Hollenbeck. She currently performs in many of venerated jazz clubs and festivals throughout the US and abroad, and as an educator has served on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music. Kate has represented the U.S. State Department  and Jazz at Lincoln Center as a jazz ambassador for 3 years running in the American Music Abroad program and most recently traveled with her band to China and Mongolia sharing jazz and American culture .  McGarry has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, Marion McPartland’s Piano Jazz, and Jazz Set with Dee Dee Bridgewater. Her most recent CD Girl Talk, released in the spring of 2012, was a tribute to some of her musical idols including Carmen McCrae and Betty Carter. She has been named on the Downbeat Critic’s Poll as a Rising Star Jazz Vocalist for the past 4 years.

Showtimes:  7:30pm and 9:30pm   Admission:  $25.

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