Known for highly original and entertaining jazz arrangements of classic songs and standards, pianist/vocalist KATHLEEN GORMAN is a dynamic performer/composer whose music has received worldwide airplay. With three recordings frequently featured on JAZZ.FM91 and CBC Radio, Kathleen returns for another soulful, bluesy, poignant, and uplifting show.
“Toronto-based Kathleen Gorman wears several cloaks. She is a composer, singer, pianist, and arranger. Gorman sings with a compact sense of rhythm and development, letting her creative sense light a fire under the songs. What emerges is an expressive singer who is at home in jazz, blues and the gentle folds of a ballad.” (Jerry DeSouza, All About Jazz)
“A brilliant composer and lyricist, the talented Kathleen Gorman invites us on a journey of the heart, exposing universal intimacies which resonate from the opening note of “Brand New Day” to the closing instrumental. (Paula Arab, The Calgary Herald)
“Her voice has a certain sophistication and grace…a beautiful, refined and elegant instrument which conveys love and a certain sense of longing. Ms. Gorman is a song stylist who has crafted her very own, singular approach to the art of singing….” (Steve Getz, The Jazz Network)
This evening’s singing star KATHLEEN GORMAN features stellar musicians ALEXANDER BROWN (trumpet,flugelhorn), GEORGE KOLLER(bass), and JIM GELCER(drums), entertaining in the cozy intimacy of the Home Smith Bar.