Kathy Sanborn is an American female jazz singer, pianist, and composer. Known for her velvet voice, Sanborn performs with an elegance that can take your breath away. Based in California, Sanborn has released five albums. Her latest, Sultry Night, releases July 1, 2013 (digital) and September 3, 2013 (CD).
John Shelton Ivany of the National News Bureau says: “Kathy Sanborn is able to convey emotional truths with a sound no one else can produce--a quavering joy that works equally well over an ocean or acoustic chords of ballads. No one else sings like that.”
Sanborn released her first CD, Peaceful Sounds, to critical acclaim in 2008. Peaceful Sounds, a jazzy-new age blend of philosophical songs, also features trumpeter Wayne Ricci.
Small Galaxy, Sanborn’s second project, released in April 2010 through the Pacific Coast Jazz label. Upbeat and inspirational, Small Galaxy garnered a #4 ranking on the Top Chart of radio station WSCA.
Blues for Breakfast, released in March 2011, features a tune dedicated to the jazz masters of yesterday. The album includes the artistry of GRAMMY® nominee bassist Scott Petito, sizzling drummer Chris Carey, and soulful trumpeter Wayne Ricci. Blues for Breakfast reached Amazon's vocal jazz MP3 bestseller list.
Released in 2012, Sanborn's fourth album, Six Degrees of Cool, has something for every jazz lover, even social commentary. Packing a punch on the nature of economic hard times are "Bitter Winter" and "Shanty Man," the last a song describing the effects on a family in the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Six Degrees of Cool also reached Amazon's Vocal Jazz MP3 Bestseller charts.
Sanborn released the sensual single, "Magnetized," an homage to Hollywood film stars of the past who could electrify an audience with their presence, as an MP3 single July 5th, 2011.
Released for Christmas 2011: "Christmas Time," a soothing, peaceful single to celebrate the joys of the holiday season.
The sultry songstress is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (GRAMMY® Awards), and her biography is displayed in the celebrated Who's Who in America and Who's Who of American Women. As a composer and songwriter, Sanborn is a member of BMI.