Backstage Magazine’s Bistro/BMI award winner, Linda Kosut, with an easy listening voice that’s been dubbed a “warm dark sound”, and a “throaty alto”, swings jazz, pop and folk, and easily sings a repertoire from the standard to the obscure with fresh interpretations. Linda has performed across the country from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Seattle.
Kosut grew up in the Bronx (NY), and as she tells it, had a lifelong dream of singing and performing - yet she did not make that into reality until “later in life.” But, since making that shift in her life, and “putting one foot in front of the other, I have created opportunities and achieved a success with my music that I did not think was possible.” Her first two CDs received national acclaim. “Life is but a dream”, a selection of jazz, pop and folk tunes was named one of the Top 10 CDs of 2003 by Cabaret Hotline; and, “Long As You're Living: the songs & poetry of Oscar Brown Jr.”, paid tribute to the late jazz singer, songwriter, and activist, and received both Backstage Magazine’s prestigious Bistro Award – the BMI Award for Outstanding Recording, and two MAC nominations (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) for Best Female Jazz Singer and Best Jazz Recording.
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“Kosut does more than justice to the material and enhances it with her
effervescence and charm.” - Steve Murray, Cabaret Scenes Magazine
“She delivered her material with reassured delight in a throaty alto voice -
showing the versatility of the very talented Johnny Green's melodies.” -
Richard Connema, Talkin’ Broadway
“[A]mazing Bay Area canary — brings her skills as an actress to her
insightful interpretations of songs underscored with a fusion of jazz, pop and
folk.” - Don Heckman, The International Review of Music
“A singer of great ability – conveys romance combined with an earthy
heat!” Maxwell Chandler, Jazz Review
“A new female jazz singer who commands one’s attention ..
San Francisco, CA
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
Linda teaches performance technique to vocalists. Working with each student as
an individual on song choices, lyric interpretations, presentation, mic technique,
building a tight set to keep an audience's interest, and how to talk to one's