The beginning of 2023 has felt strange to me. November and December were busy months with a flurry of gigs and meet ups with friends and family. January feels a bit sad and lonely. I guess it is just life, right? Winter is the fallow time for most of us. It is our time to take stock of who we are and where we are headed or at least where we want to be headed. It isn't always easy to know what to do with ourselves. I'm feeling darn lucky that I am a person with the freedom to make these choices. The older I get, the more I realize that connecting with and helping others is really the most important thing and the thing that brings true happiness. I hope for many meaningful connections with my fellow man in 2023 and I hope that music can be a big part of that.
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.
“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