July 10th, 2022 8:30pm Stage 3
Kate Curran is a musically voracious vocalist and bandleader who regularly performs throughout NYC.Born in Brooklyn, NY, Kate's home was filled with music of all genres, but an early love of the Great American Songbook and Jazz would be her strongest influence. The clarion call of voices like Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson and Carmen Macrae served as the aspirational blueprint for what would become her own soulful interpretations of classic standards.
After graduating NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Musical Theater, Kate balanced work in the theater with her own swing septet Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings; which she led for 6 years. After a chance opportunity led to a 3 year sabbatical in Amsterdam; Kate returned home determined to focus solely on her work as a Jazz vocalist. Inspired by Sarah Vaughan's "Swingin Easy" album she pared down her instrumentation and has been delighting NYC audiences with her effortlessly unique phrasing and mesmerizing vocal storytelling ever since.
In addition to her work as a small group vocalist/bandleader, Kate has had the pleasure of working with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Swingadelic Big Band and George Gee Orchestra as well as touring nationally with Louis Prima Jr and the Witnesses.