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Cathi Walkup

Cathi has been called "the thinking person's jazz singer" for her choice of lyric driven songs, "a natural comedian" for her wit and ease on-stage, and an "important bop oriented singer ...and ... also an excellent lyricist" by Scott Yanow, respected jazz writer, in his new book, "The Jazz Singers, The Ultimate Guide".

Her "smoked cheddar alto" can take the knots right out of your neck, or she can rip through a vocalese number and energize the entire room. Being an accomplished lyricist herself she highly values the written word and delivers the story from the heart, giving fresh meaning to words you may have heard a thousand times.

Cathi's singing career has taken her to New York, San Francisco, St. Louis, Hawaii, all around the Pacific Northwest and of course her home base, Oakland. She has played tiny bistros to large concert halls and jazz festivals


"The lady's voice is of the intimate variety and of an obvious jazz pedigree"


Album Discography


Diana Krall
piano and vocals
Jackie Allen
voice / vocals
Sony Holland
voice / vocals
Carmen McRae
voice / vocals
Etta Jones
voice / vocals
Jane Monheit
voice / vocals
Grace Kelly
saxophone, alto
Lorraine Feather
voice / vocals
Helen Merrill
voice / vocals
Sheila Jordan
voice / vocals
George Evans
voice / vocals
Ron Kaplan
voice / vocals

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