JAZZ SINGER KATHERINE FARNHAM WINS 7TH GLOBAL MUSIC AWARD
Billboard charting, internationally acclaimed jazz singer/songwriter/pianist Katherine ‘KOOL KAT’ Farnham won her seventh Global Music Award honor for her single “Besame Mucho”. The single features Four-Time Grammy Nominee Denny Jiosa as Guest Artist and guitarist. The track is from Farnham’s upcoming LP “Love Philosophy”. It features a Grammy winning production team and a Steinway grand piano.
Farnham has been compared to such artists as Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Diana Krall and Sarah Vaughan. She has recorded with legendary saxophonist and Grammy winner Kirk Whalum, Latin Grammy winner Nestor Torres, Grammy nominees Mindi Abair and Denny Jiosa and Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Famer Darrell Leonard.
She earned the love of fans and jazz aficionados alike with her unique and retitled arrangement 'My Funky Valentine'. Jazz Weekly says, "Farnham adds some backbeat to a clever read of a standard in 'My Funky Valentine' and her voice is rich and strongly confident." Two-Time Emmy Nominee and Celebrity Radio Host Philip Silverstone captured her essence raving, "absolutely brilliant. Kool Kat is doing for jazz what Clapton did for the blues - bringing it to the mainstream."
Katherine has appeared on Good Morning America, sung live on NBC 6 and Telemundo and toured throughout the US and abroad. She has performed at festivals including the Hub City Jazz Festival outside New York City, and on stages with Latin jazz greats Tito Puente Jr and Celia Cruz. She has even inspired audiences with her formidable courage at major sporting events such as The Ericsson Open where she was the only female artist, The Miami Marathon and national tour dates for NASCAR.
In addition to this Global Music Award medal for “Besame Mucho”, Farnham also received an HG Radio Nomination in Mexico for “Cantante Femenina del Año” for her original song “Eternidad” featuring Latin Grammy winner and renowned flutist Nestor Torres.
A third generation musician, Farnham possesses a world-class musical legacy. She began performing as leading lady in a school play at the age of five, and gave her first jazz vocal solo performance a few months later. She studied with her mother, a concert pianist, educator and vocal coach for The Sante Fe Opera.
The singer/songwriter/pianist's intense passion and skill have resulted in many accolades, including a Billboard-charting hit for "Necessary Groove". In addition to her seven Global Music Award wins, she is a Los Angeles Music Award winner and was named the top Female Singer/ Songwriter in the entire quarter century run of the awards show. She also has been honored with the prestigious Hollywood F.A.M.E. Award, a Rotary Outstanding Award and recently was one of the youngest recipients of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
Farnham is a summa cum laude grad of Berklee College of Music.
The values expressed on “Love Philosophy” integrate perfectly with the needs of audiences worldwide right now as well as with her longtime humanitarian endeavors. A passionate educator, she taught Jazz and Music Theater Voice at several universities and served for two consecutive years as Celebrity Voice Judge for the Los Angeles Music Center's Annual Spotlight Awards, alongside several Broadway veterans.
“Besame Mucho” is available now on ITunes, Amazon or at www.KatherineFarnham.com.