Billboard-charting, internationally acclaimed and seven-time Global Music Award winner Katherine 'KOOL KAT' Farnham is rapidly gaining acclaim for bringing a hot new sound to jazz. Consistently compared to some of the top vocalists in the world, she has performed on stages with Latin jazz greats Celia Cruz and Tito Puente Jr.
She's recorded with many renowned musicians including 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 to name a few. 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 recently added to the prestigious jazz archives at the Mediatheque Musicale de Paris, France.
Trained by both her musician parents who worked with classical and jazz legends, Kat began her performing career as an actor and has been a jazz vocal soloist since the tender age of five. The singer/songwriter/pianist's "Vintage" LP has earned rave reviews, interview requests and airplay in US, Canada, Europe, South America and Africa and standing ovation and sold out live performances. She has appeared on Good Morning America, NBC 6, Telemundo and toured throughout the US and abroad. She has performed at festivals including the Hub City Jazz Festival near NYC, and at major sporting events such as the Ericsson Open (the only female artist), the Miami Marathon and national dates for NASCAR.
In the last two years, Kat has won at least ten music awards, including being one of the youngest recipients of the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. She plays Steinway grand pianos.