Kat Parra brings her unique blend of music from the Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Afro-Peruvian, Sephardic and Jazz idioms to the prestigious San Jose Jazz Festival, at the Latin State.
Kat has leapt beyond the boundaries of the typical latin jazz singer. With her thirst for the exploration of world rhythms and tonalities, she has developed a style of music that encompasses sounds that both transcend and bend the stereotypical definition of latin jazz. She has incorporated not only afro-cuban music, but also added afro-peruvian, middle eastern, south american folklore as well as nueva trova. Most recently, she has also explored new jazz interpretations of Sephardic music – the music of the Spanish Jews sung in the dying language of Ladino. Her third album, Dos Amantes, is dedicated entirely to the re-interpretation of ancient Sephardic songs.
Kat sings fluently in English, Spanish and Portuguese as well. With this multi-lingual and multi-musical experience, Kat Parra is able to transport her audiences to an exciting and vibrant journey of world and latin music.
Joining Kat will be Murray Low (piano), Paul Van Wageningen (drums), Peter Barshay (bass), and Masaru Koga (woodwinds).
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Official Website: http://www.katparra.com
Added by murlow on July 27, 2010