The Kathryn Keats Jazz Ensemble includes Critics Circle Award winner, singer-songwriter, Kathryn Keats and virtuoso guitarist, Tom Lattanand, who bring magic to any event as a brilliant and entertaining jazz duo. They are pleased to be able to add Grammy-Nominated Bassist, Michael Manring, to round out an already stunning sound when ever possible. Album of the Year Winner, trumpeter, Jeff Oster, critically acclaimed pianist, Kelly Park and Brazilian-born drummer, Celso Alberti, round out the ensemble to create a perfect large ensemble.
The Kathryn Keats Jazz Ensemble is proud to have been a part of Doctors Without Borders, Partners Ending Domestic Abuse, the Mill Valley Film Festival, Chords for Change, Tiburon Film Festival, Jeans for Justice, the YWCA, Unity NYC to name a few. The Ensemble has headlined at numerous venues, including the renowned Yoshi's Oakland Jazz Club, the Bitter End and Symphony Space in New York City, the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, the Fairmont in San Francisco and the Plush Room as well as Mill Valley's premier theatre, 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Theatre on the Square, Great American Music Hall and they can be seen on Saturday July 6th at the new Fenix in San Rafael, California.
"I have loved Kathryn Keats music from the day I first heard her sing, but even being a fan of her recordings did not prepare me for seeing her perform live. She is a great live performer holding her audience willing captives to each turn of a melody and the drama of every lyric. She more than sings. She inhabits a song and involves each member of the audience in its drama, joy, or sorrow. There are performers for whom a performance is a night out. When Kathryn performs it's a lifetime shared with us in a single evening. If you want to merely hear some tunes, there are many people who will do. If you want a real experience in music, there is Kathryn Keats."
Gil Gross, Host of The Gil Gross Show - NewsTalk 910-KKSF