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Kathy Kosins

ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz.

Born and bred during the Motown era of Detroit, she began singing and arranging background vocals for producer Don Was in the early eighties, which led to her becoming one of the most sought after session singers. As a lead vocalist she recorded for both Carrere (Sony) and Quality Records and later toured with Was/Not Was.

In the early “90s, Kosins, a ferocious writer and arranger, fell in love with the freedom of the jazz art form and her writing naturally evolved into a more traditional approach. Stints with the JC Heard and Nelson Riddle Orchestras followed and led to a 1996 release of “All In A Dreams Work” (Schoolkids Records), an impressive debut featuring a first rate collection of nine originals and a cover of the Miles Davis composition” Four.” Reported by over 250 Jazz stations, she reached the top 20 in the Gavin.

Her 2002 release of “Mood Swings” (Chiaroscuro Records) continued to bring her recognition and success at the national level. On her 2006 release of “Vintage,” (Mahogany Jazz), she rediscovered little known songbook gems which she placed alongside a few widely known, yet unexpected tunes from outside the jazz tradition, which brought her glowing reviews from journalists.

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”...she authentically recreates a lost genre of female jazz singing.” — Ralph A Miriello — Jazz Journalist

“”To the Ladies of Cool” is just the sort of CD that inspires you as you enjoy it. This collection of great songs, performed by Kathy in her own unique style, will keep the musical memories fresh for a new generation of jazz lovers.” — Malvin Massey — WUMR, Memphis, TN

“Outstanding....” Herb Wong

“...her performance maintains a balance of swing and sensuality... great vintage songs... I wasn't expecting to fall in love...” Will Friedwald, NewYork Sun

“If Jazz had four seasons, Kathy Kosins would be spring.” - Inside Connection

“...Kosins has got it going on and you should get on the train

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To the Ladies of Cool

Resonance Records
2012

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Mood Swings

Chiaroscuro Records
2002

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