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August 12, 2006

Jazz Vocalist Kate Hammett-Vaughn in Vancouver

Written by
cindy mcleod


Jazz Vocalist Kate Hammet-Vaughn at Cellar Jazz Tonight!

Jazz vocalist Kate Hammett-Vaughn takes to the stage at the Cellar in Vancouver tonight with her quintet featuring Ian Cox (piano), Adam Thomas (bass), Tom Foster (drums), Jon Bentley (sax).

One of Canada’s leading jazz artists, Hammett-Vaughn has a wide reputation for her highly personal and expressive vocal style and creative approach to the jazz tradition. Straight-ahead soulful ballads and hard-swinging grooves and improvisational adventures have earned her a nomination for a Juno Award in the category BEST VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM for her 2004 CD ‘Eclipse’ (Maximum Jazz), critical praise from all corners for ‘How My Heart Sings’ (2000 Maximum Jazz) and ‘Devil May Care’ (2002 Maximum Jazz). Kate also received a nomination in 2004 from the Canadian Independent Music Awards for Best Jazz Vocalist.

Since moving to Vancouver in 1979, the JUNO-nominated jazz vocalist has established a reputation as one of Canada’s leading interpreters of jazz standards. She’s also 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.

Saturday, August 12
Kate-Hammett Vaughn Quintet
Kate Hammett-Vaughn (vocal), Ian Cox (piano), Adam Thomas (bass), Tom Foster (drums), Jon Bentley (sax)
Cellar Jazz Club / Vancouver

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