Known for highly original and entertaining arrangements of classic songs and standards, KATHLEEN GORMANis a dynamic performer/composer whose music has received world-wide airplay and fans. Soulful, bluesy, poignant, uplifting, not to be missed!
“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
“’Brand New Day’ – and indeed Kathleen Gorman’s music in general – is the precise point where jazz meets smart pop. The songs are every bit as good as the playing, and that’s saying a lot, when one takes a look at the talented players on board.”
– Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio, Toronto
This evening’s singing star KATHLEEN GORMAN features COLLEEN ALLEN(saxophones, flute), PETER TELFORD(bass), and JIM GELCER(drums), entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of the Home Smith Bar.