Kat is an exciting, talented example of the current new generation of singer/ songwriters who presents her own brand of jazz-influenced, contemporary music to an ever-increasing and diverse audience.
From her unique take on the traditional jazz standards, to her personal and soulful interpretations of the music of Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones and even the Arctic Monkeys and Oasis, this Boston born vocalist wins appreciation in theatres, clubs, restaurants and even bateaux on London’s River Thames.
She is in constant demand and regularly works as a duo with jazz guitar or piano, as well as with many of Europe’s leading musicians in big bands; nonets; as part of an eight piece Ella Fitzgerald tribute and with her own trio and quartet.
Her passion for jazz was developed at the famed Berklee School of Music in Boston, USA and she honed her skills further at New York University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree, majoring in drama and voice. She is now based in New York.
It's Beauty and the Beat at the Plaza Hotel's Rose Room. The Kat Gang Quartet has settled in with its jazz magic every Wednesday evening in the space that once housed the legendary Persian Room. That glamorous nightclub hosted some of the world's top performers, including Eartha Kitt, Peggy Lee, Carol Channing, and the Incomparable Hildegarde. It is a perfect fit for the engaging Kat Gang (Kat is short for Katherine).
For the Rose Room, Gang chooses the American songbook, linking her popular selections with conversational comments about the history of the Plaza Hotel and the era of the 1930's and '40's, a heyday for these standards.
While Gang takes the traditional Gershwin and Porter melodies on a serpentine jazz route, she never loses touch with the lyrics, and the traditional tunes take on a fresh shine