All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Katherine Farnham

Katherine Farnham Katherine Farnham

Internationally-acclaimed artist and humanitarian KATHERINE FARNHAM, aka 'KOOL KAT' -  has released a stunning and smoking-hot collection of songs on her new LP “Vintage”. Featuring Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum, Latin Grammy winning flutist Nestor Torres and four-time Grammy-Nominated guitarist Denny Jiosa, “Vintage” also has a world- class production team that has worked with several legendary vocalists. “I feel deeply humbled and blessed to have the opportunity to work with such an incredible team. Nestor’s lines are insanely accurate and exploding with passion. Denny’s guitar danced, sang and cried and said a thousand words. And Kirk - what a human being. He embodies the qualities of focus, greatness and cool and somehow manages to make it all look easy.” The singer-songwriter-pianist has channelled her intense passion into an album combining elements of jazz, R&B, and adult contemporary. 

Kool Kat's unique version “My Funky Valentine” proves that she is a world- class performer with a multi-octave voice that swoops, swirls and dances through this timeless melody. Her piano-playing is also ever-present in this fan favorite and she presents a solid solo, backed by upright bass and a steady SoulJazz rhythm.

With equal doses class and angst, rave reviews in three languages and a well-crafted portfolio of original material, the classically-trained artist creates music expressing deep longing, passion, adventure and a sense of mystery. Combining a multi-octave voice with world-class musicianship and a poet’s heart,  Kool Kat possesses both charisma and substance

Read more



“I really enjoyed My Shoes Are Leaking! What a cool title, what a lovely voice. I'm honored to be recording with you...” —Grammy-Winner Kirk Whalum 

”...amazing project.” —Latin Grammy Winner Nestor Torres

”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 

”Your song was well received and the lyrics truly capture a positive, uplifting feeling. Your contributions as a Mosaic Partner are greatly appreciated.” —Mayor, Miami, FL

“I am pleased to learn that you are working to unite the community through music with The Mosaic Project…sounds like a perfect example of how the arts can pave the way to reach a variety of groups and influence them to unify in spirit and deed…I applaud you and The Mosaic Project in the efforts to unify all through a cultural endeavor

Read more

Primary Instrument



Experienced teacher and Adjunct University Faculty Member Private Lessons, Clinics, Lectures, Master Classes



Album Vintage LP by Katherine Farnham

Vintage LP

Voice Inside Records

Album My Funky Valentine (Single) from Vintage by Katherine Farnham

My Funky Valentine...

Voice Inside Records

Album My Shoes Are Leaking, Veterans Tribute (Single) by Katherine Farnham

My Shoes Are Leaking,...

Voice Inside Records

Album For the Love of It All by Katherine Farnham

For the Love of It All

Self Produced




Kendra Shank Kendra Shank
voice / vocals
Kitty Margolis Kitty Margolis
voice / vocals

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.