All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Kathleen Gorman

Kathleen Gorman Kathleen Gorman

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, and SOCAN.

Her 2009 release, “Brand New Day” is a collection of jazz/blues originals with some of Toronto’s top jazz musicians, including Henry Heillig (bass), Rob Piltch (guitar), Ben Riley ( drums) Dennis Kelde ( Hammond B organ), Colleen Allen ( sax), Eric St-Laurent (guitar), Marc Pizer (drums) and long time collaborator Kirk Starkey (cello)

Read more

Tags

Album Review
Read more articles
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 Day”to 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, refined and elegant instrument which conveys love and a certain sense of longing

Read more

Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Toronto

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Bachelor of Music ( Concordia University, Montreal) in Jazz piano / composition Graduate studies in composition ( McGill University, Montreal, 1990 ) ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory, Toronto Private Jazz piano studies with: Jan Jarczyk, Jon Ballantyne, Hilario Duran Vocal Jazz workshops with: Sheila Jordan, Barry Harris, Kurt Elling Composition studies with: Brian Cherny, Bengt Hambraeus, Allen Crossman A member of the IAJE, SOCAN, ORMTA and SAC Private teaching of jazz piano and composition to adults in Toronto, as well as song arranging and lyric development.

Photos

Albums

Album I Can See Clearly Now by Kathleen Gorman

I Can See Clearly Now

Self Produced
2017

buy
Album Brand New Day by Kathleen Gorman

Brand New Day

Self Produced
2009

buy

Similar

Melody Gardot Melody Gardot
voice / vocals
Eva Cassidy Eva Cassidy
voice / vocals
Bob Brough Bob Brough
saxophone, tenor
Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell
voice / vocals
Susan Getz Susan Getz
voice / vocals
Carol Fredette Carol Fredette
voice / vocals
Lisa Kirchner Lisa Kirchner
voice / vocals
Toni Jannotta Toni Jannotta
voice / vocals

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
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.