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February 6, 2006

Vancouver Jazz Vocalist Kate-Hammett Vaughn

Written by
cindy mcleod


Kate Hammett-Vaughan, one of Canada’s most individual and creative jazz vocalists, will appear in quintet at Vancouver’s ‘The Cellar’ on Friday, with fellow JUNO nominees Chris Gestrin (piano), Jon Bentley (sax), André Lachance (/bass), and Tom Foster (drums).

Nominated for the 2005 Juno for Best Vocal Jazz Album, Kate also received a Best Jazz Vocalist nomination for the 2005 Canadian Independent Music Awards.

The popular vocalist has established a reputation as one of Canada’s leading interpreters of jazz standards. Equally at home as a front-line performer or as an improviser in an ensemble, and has received acclaim for her work with avant garde groups such as the NOW Orchestra and the JUNO-nominated Garbo’s Hat.

In a recording and performing career that spans more than two decades and half a dozen record labels, Hammett-Vaughan’s musical interests have led her to a variety of related projects, including film scores, guest hosting of CBC television and radio shows, collaborations with modern dance artists and performance artists, and a fulfilling career as a teacher.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet
Friday, February 10th
The Cellar

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