Kathleen is a talented pianist /vocalist and composer who grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in a musical family where creative expression was encouraged. Piano lessons started at age six, and years of classical studies gave her a solid musical foundation. She began performing and writing in her teens. After composing a theme for CTV for the Winter Olympics, she moved to Montreal to pursue Jazz piano, arranging and composition studies, completing a BFA ( Concordia University, Montreal) followed by McGill for advanced study in composition and orchestration. She continuously worked as a pianist/vocalist for several years in clubs in Montreal, before settling in Toronto, where she began performing weekly, and also set up a home studio, for recording projects and teaching. She is a Toronto based pianist/vocalist, as well as a composer/arranger and Jazz educator, teaching jazz piano, theory and composition. She has trained with numerous Jazz artists: Jazz piano studies with: Jan Jarczyk, Jon Ballantyne, and Hilario Duran. Vocal Jazz workshops with: Sheila Jordan, Barry Harris, Kurt Elling, Jeri Brown. Kathleen is a member of the IAJE, SAC, CARAS and SOCAN.
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REVIEWS FOR BRAND NEW DAY CD
A brilliant composer and lyricist, the talented Kathleen
Gorman invites us on
a journey of the heart, exposing universal intimacies which
resonate from the
opening note of Brand New Dayto the closing
instrumental,Ain't The Way.
Soulful, poignant and uplifting. Kathleen takes her rightful place
as a blues
and jazz diva, producing one of the best new original albums
of the year. --
Paula Arab, Calgary Herald Columnist / Editorial Board.
........ a wonderful talent. Sheila Jordan
Her voice has a certain sophistication and grace: A beautiful,
elegant instrument which conveys love and a certain sense of
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
Bachelor of Music ( Concordia University, Montreal) in Jazz
piano / composition
Graduate studies in composition ( McGill University, Montreal,
ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal
Private Jazz piano studies with: Jan Jarczyk, Jon Ballantyne,
Vocal Jazz workshops with: Sheila Jordan, Barry Harris, Kurt
Composition studies with: Brian Cherny, Bengt Hambraeus,
A member of the IAJE, SOCAN, ORMTA and SAC
Private teaching of jazz piano and composition to adults in
as well as song arranging and lyric development.