KOOL KAT BUZZ
NOTABLE FOLKS, NOTABLE QUOTES:
“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
"...amazing project." --Latin Grammy Winner Nestor Torres
"...loved every second!" --Two-Time Grammy Nominee Mindi Abair
"You sound fantastic Kat! It was a joy to work with you. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of it. All the best with your new project. You're a great player." --Four-Time Grammy Nominee Denny Jiosa
"...absolutely brilliant. Kool Kat is doing for jazz what Clapton did for the blues - bringing it to the mainstream." --Two-Time Emmy Nominee Phillip Silverstone, Celebrity Radio Host, Philadelphia
"Your song was well received and the lyrics truly capture a positive, uplifting feeling. Your contributions as a Mosaic Partner are greatly appreciated." --Mayor, Miami, FL
“I am pleased to learn that you are working to unite the community through music with The Mosaic Project…sounds like a perfect example of how the arts can pave the way to reach a variety of groups and influence them to unify in spirit and deed…I applaud you and The Mosaic Project in the efforts to unify all through a cultural endeavor. I wish you the best of luck…” –Neil C., National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
"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 Female Singer/Songwriter in LAMA History" Winner; "Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year" Winner; "Best Jazz Artist" Nominee; "Americana: Blues & Roots Artist" Nominee; 'Best of' Compilation CD Artist; Showcase Artist)
"...an extremely exceptional musician...excellent rapport with her colleagues and students."
--Kahlid W., Multiple Grammy-Nominated Jazz Producer/Songwriter (Boney James, Al Jarreau), Los Angeles
"A fusion of Holiday, Vaughan and Dion, the Kat delivers a Kool stream of magical vocals."
--T. Capone, Canada, Fan (Vintage LP)
"Jazzy, bluesy, funky, swanky, this chick has it and more. Her sultry voice reminds me of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Great album...” —Lifestilled, Top Reviewer, 5 star Amazon Review, Chicago, Fan (Vintage LP)
"brilliant everyone who hears this wants to know who it is" --5-Star Amazon Review, UK
"Katherine is a rising vocalist and songwriter erasing boundaries on music genres. Highlights include..."Necessary Groove". "My Funky Valentine"...will introduce the genre to a much larger audience." --O's Place Jazz Newsletter
"...a singer with many sides, all worth getting to know...an open, fearless artist. She eases the pain of others most effectively on this new album. Her love and care are evident on every track as are her stylistic versatility, innate sense of musicality and authenticity of self which pours out in that sturdy, multi-octave voice...such a joy to sink into...a tonic for everyone going thru hard times. She's like that best friend who gives you a pep talk and a life lesson all in one Vintage package." --Carol W., AXS
"...one of the most badass vocalists you will hear." --Chris D., Two for the Show Media, Esteemed Music Publicist, New York
"I was blown away." --Lilian C., Passionate World Radio Network (Vintage LP)
"...one incredible musical genius. 'Vintage' is one of the best produced albums I've ever heard. A star." --Producers Choice Honors, LA/Vegas
INTERNATIONAL MEDIA: (ENGLISH, SPANISH, PORTUGUESE)
"Her lyrics are heavy and meaningful, but her vocalizing is soaring." --All Music Guide
"She truly has a 'smash' on her hands. Katherine exudes an authentic musical heart, with a style all her own. Her rendition of “People” is told directly from her soul, you can really sense that the lyrics mean something to her heart for the growth of people all over the world. She is a favorite in our jazz community..." --Jaijai J., The Jazz Network Worldwide
"Katherine Farnham takes a more soulful and R&Bish read on her album. 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 (Vintage LP)
"Kat Farnham’s performance moves at the pace of a heart beat...a rare glimpse into the artist's psyche. And then we have that delicious opportunity of hearing a poet read their own work." ----Two-Time Emmy Nominee Phillip Silverstone, Celebrity Radio Host, Philadelphia (The Vintage Poetry Collection)
"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, IL (Vintage LP)
"...the album is amazing...a beautiful song (Necessary Groove)...distinctive voice."
--Conversations Live Radio with Cyrus Webb, Washington D.C./Atlanta/Mississippi (Vintage LP)
“Conocí a Katherine Farnham por las bondades de Internet. La puerta de entrada a su arte fue Vintage, obra de arreglos impecables, blend perfecto de jazz, blues, R & B, que Kat transita, emocionando inevitablemente. Recuerdo que lo escuché por primera vez viajando en el subterráneo (Metro/”Subway”) de Buenos Aires. Era la hora de retorno de una jornada laboral. Un vagón atestado de gente sola, silenciosa, seria, cansada. Yo, en cambio, estaba feliz y acompañado por aquella voz. ¡Quería reír, llorar, cantar, bailar! Entonces, sentí dos cosas: que sería maravilloso que todos ahí pudieran escucharla… ¡seguramente cambiaría su estado de ánimo! Y que debía conversar con aquella mujer. Así nació el desembarco de Kool Kat en mi programa de radio.” (Spanish)
"...impeccable work, arrangements, perfect blend of jazz, blues, R&B...I wanted to laugh, mourn, sing and dance...it would be wonderful if everyone could listen..." --Claudio Rocca - Conductor de De Rock y Freud, programa de radio de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
"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
"Ya escucharon esta maravillosa versión de “Bésame mucho”? Ella es la gran cantante @KoolKatFarnham. Dale play! -- El Microfono, Mexico
"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 (Vintage LP)
"She answers to Kool Kat. Pianist and vocalist Katherine Farnham breaks out the cool, the groove, the funky and the ethereal with Vintage (2016). Solo piano introduces “Mermaid” with a few bars that flow like ocean waves. Torres’ flute is the perfect complement to Farnham’s haunting melody. After a brief solo by Torres, the two voices merge for some of the most beautiful sounds on the album." --Woody W., The Jazz Writer
"Singer's Goal: Ethnic Harmony. The message was loud and clear Thursday night: We can be as one if we try. As Farnham and her band began to play Easy, the crowd listened closely. Even Raimundez, a self-dubbed pessimist had second thoughts. 'It could be a nice thing to work towards,' he said." --The Miami Herald (Mosaic Single)
"A Nova Voz Da America. Farnham e uma nova cantora e compositora de talento, que tem tudo para se firmar na cena pop" (Portuguese)
"The New Voice of America. She has all the requirements to be one of the top names in American Pop Music. Actually she is the New Voice of the World." --MIDEM Review, Shopping Music Magazine, Sao Paulo, Brazil
"Her blend of pop, R&B and jazz make for a very smooth-sounding and enjoyable experience. The CD left me wanting to hear more." --The Sun Sentinel, Ft Lauderdale
"...una bella musica!" [beautiful music] --LIBRE, Miami (Mosaic)
"...this CD is flawless in its production and execution. Keep your eyes and ears on Katherine. She's got what it takes to make it BIG." --Metronome Magazine, Boston
"...amazing vocal and songwriting abilities. Farnham is young, driven and destined for success." --Entertainment News & Views, So Beach
“…a complete & gifted talent. Her listeners gazed in silenced admiration & perhaps awe.” –Performer Magazine, Live Review, Boston
"For the Love of it All displays many strengths for Farnham as singer, writer, pianist, producer and all-around musical talent." --Performer Magazine CD Review
"I feel that you are an outstanding musician with a talent that exceeds others currently in the business." --Marc L., TV3, MA
"Never heard of Katherine Farnham? You will, for she is a young woman with star quality."
--Paul F., Allegheny Internet Magazine, PA
"I feel like I'm listening to that kind of star." -Kelbey B., Principal Dancer for Celine Dion, LA/Vegas
"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, George Martin, Nashville
"Katherine Farnham is a stand-out. Her time is due." --Dennis H., (Engineer for Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, etc.)
"She has the wonderful ability to convey emotions in every word and melody...I was deeply impressed by the beauty of her voice and her songs...those new songs were simply amazing..."
--Jorge C., Engineer for Walter Afanasieff, Melissa Etheridge, Los Angeles
“...an astonishing voice that portrays every nuance of skill & emotion...a fantastic writer/composer. Katherine is going places.” –Gary B., Producer/Engineer, Maverick Records
"Katherine is a new light in a darkening sky. She gives hope for a new generation." --Jose C., Sony Recording Artist, Mexico
"Katherine Farnham goes from mere whisper to powerful belt in jazz expression." --Hub City Jazz Festival, NJ
"Katherine was destined to win Songwriter of the Year. In a category of her own, she is truly gifted." --Dana H., Event Producer/Media Expert, The Big Time Talent Show
"I want to thank you for making such beautiful music. Like I said before, everyone needs to listen to Katherine Farnham. She has the voice of an angel...a musical genius...the most beautiful woman in music forever.
The best jazz singer in the world; the queen of jazz." --Bryan C., PA, USA, Fan
"...prodigy..." --Judy B., PA, USA, Fan
"The queen of music.” —David L., CA, USA, Fan
"You are looking like a star. Great picture." --David S., OH, USA, Fan
"Wow Katherine, you're performing it sooo beautifully, your voice sounds perfection... as it is modulated by emotions. (People Single) --Richard P., MA, USA, Fan
"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, Fan
“I saw your performance by Virgin Megastore with the Celine Dion song that goes ‘you are my lady and I am your man’..I left with tears in my eyes because it was so good..you put so much feeling into your music that you radiate love, hope and positive feelings..any music artist who can do what you can deserves only the best in life and more and I truly hope that your name is one that becomes world-wide in the industry." --Lance T., FL, USA, Fan
"...you are great genius..." --Satish S., India, Fan
"...you musical genius!" --Jennifer C., MD, USA, Fan
"Just listened to your music and I have to say, I am a big fan...you are killing it!" --Sarah G., USA, Fan
"wow wow wow....you are truly KOOL KAT dear Katherine ...my deepest delight to listen to your voice ...welcome in Germany ;)
we need your groove" - Budgies & Pat, Germany, Fan
"Awesome CD, the song and CD is just that - a no doubt 'Masterpiece'!! Beautiful voice mate."
--Melanie G., UK, Fan