Katie Catinella

New Orleans, LS

“Katie Catinella is the rarest of jazz singers; she has a real voice, a voice that has beauty, range and depth…. This allows her to fully communicate the beauty and meaning of the lyrics to the listener.”

 Jim Gala, Pianist and founder of The Jazz Society of Ecuador

 “One listener thought you were reminiscent of Jane Monheit, but I didn’t think so…I thought Julie London with a little more soul…”

 (Review of Blue Cat Diamonds)

 KatieCat is also an accomplished guitarist who performs solo or with other musicians, covering many styles of music, including Vintage Pop, Folk, Blues and Classic Rock.

She was born and raised in Napa Valley, California and studied theater arts and classical voice at San Francisco State University.  After graduating from college, she honed her vocal skills in a variety of Bay Area ensembles, including the Oakland Symphony Chorus. She continued her music education through courses at the Jazz School in Berkeley, California and was a regular attendee at Jazz Camp West for many summers.  In 2005 she was landing club gigs in the San Francisco Bay area as a budding jazz vocalist.

In 2007 KatieCat teamed up with pianist and singer John Cain to form the KatieCat & Cain duo. The two have been delighting audiences since with their fun to sophisticated vocal harmonies. They currently live in New Orleans, LA.

Finding a Silver Lining 

Hello Friends!

Welcome to my website. I am happy for the visit. The Covid 19 epidemic has changed our lives in so many ways. We are all doing what we can to find meaning and purpose cooped up inside our homes. For me that means facing projects I have been avoiding for years. I am finally learning the skills needed to update a neglected website and paltry social media presence. Yes, much cursing is involved! But there are also days that I feel incredible joy and accomplish when I learn something new to bring me more squarely into the modern times as both a person and an artist. I am also finding more time to practice and record music.

As I sift through hundreds of photos, videos and performance mementos from the past, I am feeling gratitude for where I have been as an artist and excitement about where I will go next. We are lucky to be living in a time when there are so many options for us to connect with each other remotely. Each week I will present a song that represents my focused practice time for the week. Please check out my videos tab for the "latest". Thanks for watching and I hope you all find some joy and meaning in this unprecedented time. 

Love,

Katie

Bio

KatieCat is a seasoned stand-up songstress who has been performing alongside her piano-playing husband and musical partner, John Cain, for the past 12 years. Together they have traveled the world, delighting audiences with their unique interpretations of The American Songbook, International Favorites and Bossa Nova.” - John Lockhart

— WAER 88.7 fm Syracuse, NY