Born: January 16 Primary Instrument: Vocal
Known for her velvet voice, Kathy Sanborn performs her own jazz compositions with an elegance that can take your breath away.
New release: Six Degrees of Cool
Releasing August 28th, 2012, Six Degrees of Cool is the fourth album by the velvet-voiced song stylist, pianist, and composer Kathy Sanborn.
Drawing from renowned influences such as Cool Jazz giants Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and Anita O’Day, Sanborn’s new album brings Cool Jazz into today’s contemporary scene.
Sanborn says her latest release, Six Degrees of Cool, may remind you of the “West Coast Jazz” phenomenon of the '50s and '60s, complete with Sanborn's smooth, clear vocals and cool trumpet provided by Wayne Ricci.
But Sanborn’s new album is not your mother’s jazz music; Sanborn composes jazz for today’s listener, with fresh lyrics and melodies for the modern era.
Six Degrees of Cool has something for every jazz lover, even social commentary. Packing a punch on the nature of economic hard times are Bitter Winter and Shanty Man, the last a song describing the effects on a family in the Great Depression of the 1930s.
The title track, Six Degrees of Cool, is the one instrumental on the album, and features trumpeter Wayne Ricci.
Six Degrees of Cool is the follow-up album release to Sanborn’s critically acclaimed album, Blues for Breakfast. Released in 2011, Blues for Breakfast reached #4 on Amazon’s MP3 Vocal Jazz charts.
Sanborn released her first CD, Peaceful Sounds, to critical acclaim in 2008. Sanborn's second project, Small Galaxy, released April 2010 through the Pacific Coast Jazz label.
Blues for Breakfast, Kathy's third album, released in March 2011. The album also features GRAMMY® nominee bassist Scott Petito, sizzling drummer Chris Carey, and soulful trumpeter Wayne Ricci.
Sanborn's single, Magnetized, an homage to classic films and their magnetic stars, released July 5, 2011. Dedicated to film host and movie historian Robert Osborne, Magnetized describes the power of attraction exhibited by film stars whose screen presence can virtually electrify an audience.
Sanborn released Christmas Time for the 2011 holiday season. Composed by Sanborn, the Christmas song features the singer’s soothing piano and vocals, complemented by Wayne Ricci's inspiring trumpet. Uplifting and ethereal, Christmas Time is the perfect song to listen to while relaxing by a warm fire with a cup of tea. Christmas Time reminds you of happy Christmas times past - and joyous Christmas times yet to come.
“Ten delicious selections . . . You will find yourself playing it continuously . . . ~EUNICE MOSELEY, The Pulse of Entertainment
“Steamy . . . Classic jazz with a torchlight finish . . . a jacuzzi for the ears. ~SUSAN FRANCES, JazzTimes
“Kathy Sanborn brilliantly alternates ballads with upbeat music as demonstrated by songs like ‘Secret Paradise,’ ‘Waterfall,’ ‘Blame It On A Kiss,’ ‘Tell Me Goodbye,’ ‘Painted Blue,’ or the impeccable ‘Blues For Breakfast.’ Sensuality, freshness and well-constructed melodies are the common denominator of Blues For Breakfast.” ~NOSOLOSMOOTHJAZZ.COM
“Ten tantalizing selections . . .Small Galaxy is full of ‘feel-good’ songs.” ~EUNICE MOSELEY, The Pulse of Entertainment
Divine . . .an album tempered to caress the body and comfort the human soul. ~SUSAN FRANCES, Helium.com
“Kathy Sanborn is able to convey emotional truths with a sound no one else can produce--a quavering joy that works equally well over an ocean or acoustic chords of ballads. No one else sings like that.” ~JOHN SHELTON IVANY, National News Bureau
Magnificent... One of the most original CDs I have heard all year. Kathy's voice truly is a gift from the heavens. ~ERIC COHEN from radio station WAER 88.3 in New York