Critically acclaimed voice, eclectic musical palette, recipient of the 2001 Michigan council of the Arts/Artserve Michigan Jazz Composers Award, Six time ASCAP Award winning songwriter, and Jazz educator, define Kathy Kosins the Jazz artist.
A serious musician from Detroit, she began singing and arranging background vocals for producer Don Was in the early eighties, acquiring over 35 credits to her name. As a lead vocalist she recorded for both Cararre (Sony) and Quality Records then toured with Was/Not Was. By the early nineties, her musical taste in R&B evolved to straight ahead Jazz. Stints with the JC Heard and Nelson Riddle Orchestras followed and led to a 1996 release of "All In A Dreams Work" (Schoolkids Records), an impressive debut featuring a first rate collection of nine originals and a cover of Miles' Four. Reported by over 250 Jazz stations, she reached the top 20 in the Gavin. Her 2002 release of "Mood Swings" (Chiaroscuro Records), continues to bring her recognition and success at the national level. On "Vintage" (Mahogany Jazz), she rediscovers little known songbook gems which she places alongside a few widely known, yet unexpected tunes from outside the jazz tradition. She is supported by a stellar cast of instrumental talents including pianist/arranger Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, drummer Eric Harland, guitarist Peter Bernstein, flugelhornist Jeremy Pelt and multi-instrumentalist John Ellis.
Kathy torches her way through the sessions, infusing her original material with the romance of the swing era.
Audiences respond immediately to her music. Directly focused, expressive and sexy, with a tinge of soul around the edges, Kathy Kosins is a strong performer who delivers a song in smashing fashion.
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