With a four-octave voice and world-class piano and songwriting chops Billboard-charting, seven- time Global Music Award winner and internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter/pianist Katherine ‘Kool Kat’ Farnham is much more than a triple threat artist. She is a woman of true character who has inspired fans, critics, students and even legendary artists. With her international project, “Love Philosophy” LP, the third generation musician serenades listeners with beautiful originals and standards in English, Spanish and Portuguese, proving she is an artist with an amazing heritage, an exciting present and a future as bright as the stars. Just as importantly, she is an artist with a message relevant for our times.
Farnham has recorded with Grammy winner and legendary saxophonist Kirk Whalum, Latin Grammy winner Nestor Torres, Blues Hall of Famer and Grammy winner Darrell Leonard and Grammy Nominees Denny Jiosa and Mindi Abair. Her engaging style combines elements of jazz, adult contemporary, R&B, blues, Latin jazz and fusion. In recognition of her considerable contributions to the genre, her groundbreaking, self-produced album Vintage was added to the prestigious jazz archives at the Mediatheque Musicale de Paris, France.
In the last few years Kat has won a staggering ten music awards, including being one of the youngest recipients of the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award
NOTABLE FOLKS, NOTABLE QUOTES:
“I really enjoyed My Shoes Are Leaking! What a cool title, what a lovely
voice. I'm honored to be recording with you... —Grammy-Winning, Legendary Saxophonist
...amazing project. —Latin Grammy Winner Nestor Torres
...loved every second! —Grammy Nominee Mindi Abair
You sound fantastic Kat! It was a joy to work with you. Thanks for
allowing me to be a part of it. All the best with your new project.
—Four-Time Grammy Nominee Denny Jiosa
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
Experienced Piano and Voice teacher and Adjunct Jazz & Music Theater Voice University Faculty
Competition Adjudicator: Los Angeles Music Center's Annual Spotlight Awards (Non-Classical
Voice Category), ARTS Recognition & Talent Search (Popular Voice Category), National Federation of
Music Clubs Festival Judge (Piano Solo Category)
Students won competitions and awards.
Private Lessons, Clinics, Lectures, Master Classes.