An elegant singer whose voice is inspired by the golden age of jazz, Kay sings music in the styles of such songbirds as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee and Anita O’Day.
Performing classic songs from enduring masters of the art form, including Duke Ellington, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hart, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter; and songwriters from Europe and Latin America-- Black Olive Jazz brings these two traditions together with an all-star ensemble of San Francisco jazz artists.
Black Olive Jazz plays Standards, Swing, Latin and Blues with a Mediterranean flavor. Classic ambiance for your quiet event, or hot dance music for your party or wedding festivities. Duo, Ensemble, Latin or Big Band. Our CD, Black Magic, has received airplay on the jazz station, KCSM, and sells on CD Baby.
Vocalist Kay Andreas (Kostopoulos)is a professional actress who teaches Drama at Stanford University. Kay has MC'd corporate events, auctions, benefits and concerts. She also does poetry and dramatic readings in conjunction with the event by request. Kay sings in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Greek, and plays percussion and finger cymbals.
Kay performs with San Francisco Bay Area treasures: pianists, Larry Vuckovich, Si Perkoff, Sue Crosman, guitarists Josh Workman, Lenny Carlson, bassists, Bill Douglass, Perry Thoorsell, Carla Kaufman, Drummers Eddie Marshall, Roberto Acevedo, Vince Delgado, Ian Dogole, Beth Goodfellow; David Hardiman Big Band, City Swing Big Band, Swing
Fever; and for something truly unique and classy, check out the Black Olive Jazz
ALL GAL BAND—the finest Bay Area women jazz players—with ongoing engagements at Stanford Hospital Atrium, Sam’s Chowderhouse, Corte Madera Town Center Music Series, D’vine Jazz and Wine and Domaine Carneros winery.
Both the men and women ensembles of Black Olive Jazz perform at many venues, educational institutions and benefits in the San Francisco Bay Area, including The Art Deco celebration at Union Square San Francisco, Union Street Festival, Sausalito Arts Festival, San Francisco Yacht Club, Corte Madera Center, Ghiradelli Square, Brazenhead Breast Cancer Benefit, Herbst Theater Green Room, The Cliff House, Agenda Lounge, Santana Row, Hotel Donatello, Sheraton Milpitas, Avalon Bar and Grill in Ashland, OR, Octavia Lounge, The Bliss Bar, Cafe Fino, Presidio Cafe, Domaine Carneros, Ledson Winery, Gunlach Bunschu Winery, Bartholomew Park Winery, Tessarosa Winery, Landmark Vineyards, River Rock Casino, Joe's of Lafayette, Stanford University, Golden Gate University, City College of San Francisco, and Santa Clara University, among others.
Kay Andreas (voice)