My Funky Valentine 5:430:00 / 5:43
“Farnham is doing for jazz what Clapton did for the blues - bringing it to the mainstream.”
— Two-Time Emmy Nominee Phillip Silverstone, Celebrity Radio Host
Billboard-charting, internationally acclaimed and six-time Global Music Award winner Katherine 'KOOL KAT' Farnham is rapidly gaining acclaim for bringing a hot new sound to jazz. Consistently compared to some of the top vocalists, she has performed on stages with Latin jazz greats Celia Cruz and Tito Puente Jr and recorded with Grammy winner and legendary saxophonist Kirk Whalum, Latin Grammy winner Nestor Torres and Grammy Nominees Denny Jiosa and Mindi Abair. Her engaging style combines elements of jazz, adult contemporary, R&B, blues, Latin jazz and fusion. In recognition of her considerable contributions to the genre, her groundbreaking, self-produced album "Vintage" was recently added to the prestigious jazz archives at the Mediatheque Musicale de Paris, France.
Trained by both her musician parents who worked with classical and jazz legends, Kat began her performing career as an actor and has been a jazz vocal soloist since the tender age of five. The singer/songwriter/pianist's "Vintage" LP has earned rave reviews, interview requests and airplay in US, Canada, Europe, South America and Africa and standing ovation and sold out live performances. She has appeared on Good Morning America, NBC 6, Telemundo and toured throughout the US and abroad. She has performed at festivals including the Hub City Jazz Festival near NYC, and at major sporting events such as the Ericsson Open (the only female artist), the Miami Marathon and national dates for NASCAR.
The award-winner returns to her theatrical roots with the first single from her new project “People, A Tribute to Barbra Streisand" featuring Two-Time Grammy Nominee Mindi Abair as Guest Artist and saxophonist. Farnham transformed Streisand’s beloved hit into a moving, lush jazz ballad, complete with world-class musicians, full string orchestra and herself on piano and vocals.
In 2018, Katherine racked up a total of five music awards plus other accolades. In 2019, she's won four more awards, including a Global Music Award for Jazz/Blues Song and Female Vocalist.
“I really enjoyed My Shoes Are Leaking! What a cool title, what a lovely voice. I'm honored to be recording with you..."
--Grammy-Winning, Legendary Saxophonist Kirk Whalum
"Wow! Someone who can really sing. Great song too [My Shoes Are Leaking}" --John M. Grammy-Nominated Engineer for Barbra Streisand, Etta James, Tina Turner, Nashville
"This amazingly talented and diverse artist crosses musical styles from the genres of jazz and adult contemporary to form a sound that makes her competitive in the mainstream commercial marketplace. Her unique voice and vocal arrangements made her a crowd favorite at both of our showcase events."
--Los Angeles Music Awards (Best Jazz Artist Nominee; Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year Winner; Best Female Singer/Songwriter in 25 Yrs Winner)
"Her lyrics are heavy and meaningful, but her vocalizing is soaring." --All Music Guide
"Katherine Farnham goes from mere whisper to powerful belt in jazz expression." --Hub City Jazz Festival, NJ
"Farnham adds some backbeat to a clever read of a standard on "My Funky Valentine" and her voice is rich and strongly confident." --Jazz Weekly
"Almost like she's plugging into Miles 1970s vibe...she takes you on the wild ride...Kool Kat is making records for tomorrow and has her finger on a pulse that's just starting to beat. Certainly the new street sound for nu cool cats." --Midwest Record
"This album has attitude like you wouldn't believe. Mind you, I mean positive attitude. It moves you, grooves you, entices you, and convinces you that this is one artist who solidly and easily distinguishes herself from the run-of-the-mill vocalists and musicians...Farnham takes us on a dazzling and delightful musical journey to a land of cool, sexy and suave. I fell immediately in love with the material from the very moment my ears and soul took notice."
--The Smooth Jazz Ride
"brilliant - everyone who hears this wants to know who it is" --5-Star Amazon Review, UK
"Escuchando la maravillosa voz de @KoolKatFarnham , su álbum "Vintage" está de lujo! Talento enorme!" "Listening to the wonderful voice of @KoolKatFarnham, your album "Vintage" is deluxe! Huge talent!" --HG Radio, Hugo G, Mexico
"A fusion of Holiday, Vaughan and Dion, the Kat delivers a Kool stream of magical vocals."
--T. Capone, Canada, Fan (Vintage LP)
"It's a case of Diana Krall meets Christina Aguilera...A well balanced album that captivates and delights all the way. If you're after an experience that will recolour jazz but do it no disrespect, I feel confident you're going to go nuts over Katherine Farnham's latest offering "Vintage." --Powermouth, Australia