Critically acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Kat Edmonson has played major stages across the United States, Europe, and Japan. She has appeared in major motion pictures, performed on radio and television, and released three groundbreaking albums to date. The genre-defying artist recently appeared as a jazz singer in Woody Allen’s film Café Society (2016) set in the 1930s and is highlighted on the official soundtrack performing her version of “Mountain Greenery.”
Edmonson’s most recent record, The Big Picture, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums Chart, number one on the Contemporary Jazz Chart, and number two on the Total Jazz Chart. While promoting the album in 2015, she performed on CBS This Morning: Saturday, garnering the program’s highest-rated viewership since 2006. Edmonson also shared the stage of CBS’s Ed Sullivan Theater later that year with nine-time Grammy Award winners Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel on the Late Show with David Letterman during the program’s final weeks. The Big Picture was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Mitchell Froom in his Los Angeles studio.
Texas native Edmonson grew up in Houston and sang in the local club scene in Austin for several years before self-releasing her first album, Take to the Sky, in 2009. A musical kinship that developed from performing with Lyle Lovett led to their high-profile duet of the Christmas classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” which the pair recorded on his album Release Me and performed together in 2010 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Songs of gentle romance and vulnerability in a decades-old style sparkling with modern sensibilities
—New York Daily News
A twinkly throwback charm, whether in jazz-cabaret or folksy indie-pop mode