Kat Edmonson

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Kat Edmonson
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Kat Edmonson signing CDs in Freiburg, Germany, Nov 17, 2013
Background information
Birth nameKatherine Edmonson
Born(1983-08-03) August 3, 1983 (age 30)
OriginHouston, Texas, USA
GenresJazz, vocal jazz, pop, folk
OccupationsSinger, songwriter
Years active2002–present
LabelsConvivium, Spinnerette Records, Sony Music
Websitewww.katedmonson.com
 
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Kat Edmonson
Kat Edmonson 2.jpg
Kat Edmonson signing CDs in Freiburg, Germany, Nov 17, 2013
Background information
Birth nameKatherine Edmonson
Born(1983-08-03) August 3, 1983 (age 30)
OriginHouston, Texas, USA
GenresJazz, vocal jazz, pop, folk
OccupationsSinger, songwriter
Years active2002–present
LabelsConvivium, Spinnerette Records, Sony Music
Websitewww.katedmonson.com

Katherine "Kat" Edmonson (born August 3, 1983 in Houston, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter who moved first to Austin, Texas, then Brooklyn, New York.[1]

Early life[edit]

Kat Edmonson grew up as an only child with a single mother in Houston, Texas. Her mother introduced her with records, films and musicals to the Great American Songbook,[2] the classics of American popular music from the 1920s to the 1950s. In this way she acquired her jazz repertoire.[3] Kat Edmonson wrote her first song at the age of nine years.[4]

Musical career[edit]

In 2002 she auditioned for the second season of American Idol and made it into the group of 48 invited to Hollywood.[5] Subsequently she moved to Austin, Texas and decided to become a professional musician.[6] After years as a singer in the local club scene she released her debut album Take to the Sky in 2009. It was self funded and consists of pop covers and jazz standards. Take to the Sky reached the top 20 of the Billboard jazz charts.[2]

A duet of the classic Baby, It's Cold Outside with Lyle Lovett led to a joint appearance on The Tonight Show of Jay Leno and a tour opening for Lovett.[2] In 2010 she headlined the Taichung Jazz Festival in Taiwan.[7]

Her second album, Way Down Low, consisting mostly of original work, came out in 2012, funded by a Kickstarter campaign.[8] Way Down Low received warm critical reception from the New York Times[9] and NPR[4] and reached #1 on Billboard′s Heatseekers chart and on the iTunes singer-songwriter and jazz charts. Her song Lucky is featured twice in the Tina Fey and Paul Rudd film Admission, appearing as the end-credit song. Her music combines elements of various genres such as jazz, folk, acoustic rock, bossa nova, country and pop. She labels her musical style as vintage pop.[10]

In the spring of 2013 Kat Edmonson made her first U.S. tour with 11 concerts as a headliner. The following summer she played several jazz festivals in Europe, including the Montreux Jazz Festival. As the opening act for Jamie Cullum she toured the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Spain and France in the fall of 2013.

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