Kathy Ingraham

Kathy Ingraham

Musicians | Instrument: Vocals | Location: New York City

Kathy Ingraham’s 'Everlasting Cool' is a winner with Kathy’s takes on tunes you know, but have never heard like this! Kathy is a full throated, emotional singer with a lot of chops and soul.

—Randy Brecker

Updated: September 18, 2023

Born: December 15

I live in New York but am originally from a small seacoast town in Maine. I’m a very private person sharing my music.  The average attention span for people right now is about 5 seconds. This is maybe two or three measures of music. Guessing. But you get my point.  Here is a little bit about me.  Most of my writing inspiration occurs in places other than at the keyboard. Driving, walking, doing the dishes, re-potting a plant, shopping at the supermarket. Living my Ordinary Life….just doing simple everyday things.I am currently working on a new album and hoping for a June 2022 release date.

For this current album “Everlasting Cool” I decided I wanted to pay homage to some great jazz standards and this is for a few different reasons. One is that it takes me to that happy child place, to a world that just felt more safe and happy. The other reason is that I listened to this music as a child and knew all the songs by heart by the time I became a teenager. Then as a teenager I got a job singing on the waterfront in Portland Maine at a little Italian restaurant DiMillo’s. I would sing during the cocktail hour. My sister’s husband Steve Barnes was a Berklee College of music graduate and was an amazing guitarist so we put a small band together. The songs I have chosen to honor are just cool….Everlasting Cool.

My second album “Paper Doll” was a mixture of my original jazz songs and a couple of standards.It included my s songs  “Cherish”, “Seraphina” a scat version of my composition “That’s What Crazy Lovers Do,”. I also Included an album version of “Nature Boy” with Elliott Randall and Pete Levin written by Eden Ahbez and a french song I composed “Abeille”. I also included my interpretation of the classic ‘Stardust” written by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish. The title of the album is  “Paper Doll” and was released July 7, 2020.

In 2017 I released a ten-track jazz/pop album “Cool Night” with an amazing roster of musicians and singers, a who’s who of the best of the best in the music industry! The album was mastered by Grammy® award winner Tom Coyne known for his work on Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Adele. In May of 2019 I added another soundtrack credit with my most recent 60’s retro pop rock song “Little Things” featured in the new Johnny Depp movie “The Professor” (2019).

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Press Release 8/22/2022

Kathy Ingraham Everlasting Cool Album Release Date 8/26/2022

Out of this world jazz vocalist and composer Kathy Ingraham returns with the release of her third solo album, Everlasting Cool (08/26/22). Adding to the catalogue of her debut album Cool Night (2017) and follow up album Paper Doll (2020), which are comprised primarily of original works, she wanted to pay homage to the artists who have inspired her as a composer. Maintaining the style that is uniquely her own, Everlasting Cool is her loving interpretation of some favorite jazz standards. The album also features one original composition, “Cyex & Alcyone.”

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