Kate began studying classical piano at a young age and continued her formal musical education through college, where at Indiana University she received a degree in piano and audio engineering, and completed a master’s degree in jazz piano performance at the University of Memphis. Her professional experience has ranged from musical director and show pianist/keyboardist in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and Tunica, to jazz pianist in luxury hotels and clubs in Chicago, Philadelphia, Memphis and Manhattan. She has played many shows with various well-known artists, including Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, frankie valli and the Four Seasons, Little Anthony and the Imperials, to name a few, and retained a notable job as traveling pianist with the original Four Tops. In New York City, she played the role of the keyboardist/band leader for Tony and Tina’s Wedding at the Edison Ballroom on 46th St. Kate recently performed at the “Lady Got Chops” festival in NYC, and was a featured performer at 2010's International Women in Jazz festival. She currently retains a weekly residency at the Hotel Giraffe on Park Ave. in Manhattan. She continues to perform jazz and commercial music regularly across the tri-state area.
“Soul Eyes demonstrates Kate’s abilities as a pianist and arranger but it also shows how lithe the jazz genre is. This is the very soul of jazz recorded and seen through the eyes of some very talented individuals for your listening pleasure. The music speaks to you without lyrics and that is an understatement.”
-- Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck, Missing Beat/MuzikReviews.com
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
Undergraduate in Music, Indiana University
Master's in Jazz piano performance, University of Memphis