International Jazz Awards nominee for best female vocalist, Kathryn's jazz career began when she began performing as the featured vocalist for her university's 27 piece dance band. Subsequently signing with several trios and quartets, her soft easy style lent itself well to intimate venues as well. Also performing periodically with several swing-era dance bands, Kathryn eventually moved to the greater New York area to pursue other interests, occasionally performing in Manhattan and Connecticut jazz clubs. Relocating to Southwest Florida four years ago, Kathryn was encouraged by Florida's own "Mr. Music", the late jazz pianist/composer Claude Rhea, to resume her jazz career. Now working regularly with some of Florida's finest musicians, her early influences included June Christie, Rosie Clooney, Chris Connor, Julie London, & Peggy Lee. Kathryn counts Mel Torme and Antonio Carlos Jobim among her favorite arrangers/composers.Since resuming her jazz career, Kathryn has released two chart-climbing CDs, one under the D and M Records label, performs regularly around SW Florida. Her debut CD, "Where Can I Go Without You?" garnered her the nomination for the Best Female Vocal Performance by the International Jazz Awards in the Latin/Afro-Cuban category. Her latest CD, "Somewhere In Time," features several songs with her own lyrics, including the title song, Clair De Lune, and Some Other Sunset.