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Kathy Sanborn

Award-winning jazz vocalist and composer

About Me

Kathy Sanborn is an American award-winning jazz vocalist, composer, and recording artist. Known for her velvet voice, Kathy takes jazz music into the modern era with her sultry, contemporary sound. Kathy won a 2015 American Songwriting Award for her world single, “Fantasy,” produced by 2015 GRAMMY® winner Ricky Kej. The year 2016 has brought a ZMR nomination and a One World Music Award nomination for her latest album, Lights of Laniakea. In addition, Kathy was a 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominee.

Kathy's music includes the albums Lights of Laniakea, Fantasía, Sultry Night, Six Degrees of Cool, Blues for Breakfast, Small Galaxy, and Peaceful Sounds. Her latest project, Recollecting You, releases worldwide August 4, 2017.

My Jazz Story

Published on: 2016-08-03

Jazz is sophisticated and beautiful. It is elegant music, through and through. I enjoy composing and performing jazz. I love the fact that jazz is free within certain musical confines, thus requiring the performer to be thoughtful and artistic at the same time. Jazz is not really predictable, thus it intrigues the ears and stimulates the senses. Some of my favorites from the past are Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and Anita O'Day, plus too many more to mention. My musical goals are to create new music for the modern era, and not simply to relive jazz of the past.

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