Kathy Yolanda Rice was born and raised in the cosmopolitan city of Huntsville, Alabama, where her passion for music and art was recognized at an early age. Kathy writes her own lyrics and musical compositions. Most of her original tunes are based on real life experiences and emotions, from childhood throughout her adult years.
Kathy began piano lessons at age 6, but knew that she always wanted to focus on singing. She took formal voice training at age 12 and continued throughout college, graduating from Alabama A & M University with a major in Music. Kathy embarked on a recording project with Hit Record Producer, Kelvin Wooten, formerly of Toni! Tony! Tone! Kelvin and Kathy create the magic that makes her music so classy and unique. Wooten has produced hit songs for Anthony Hamilton, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Kelly Price, to name a few.
Kathy is a gifted vocalist with a style of her own and she's capturing the hearts of many with her precious voice and original compositions. Her music tells real-life stories of love, faith and hope. Her debut CD, "After All These Years" is seasoned with a flavor of jazz and consists of 10 Contemporary tunes. Kathy's latest 2010 release is a Soulful House project entitled, "Feeling the Heat" with world renown Dance/House music record producers Fabio Tosti and Francesco Tarantini on Music Plan Records out of Bari, Italy.
Kathy is also featured in a vocal performance on Poet Marc Lacy's spoken word EP: Narcoleptic, on the track entitled, "Exodus," available at http://www.marclacy.com/bookshelf.htm
2012 - Cloak and Dagger Affair on Women in Jazz South Florida (WIJSF) Compilation CD
Release of "Jesus Christ is the Way" - Nuove Mystique, on AudioState 55 Label
2011 - Live Performances at Sports Vision Restaurant & others
2010 – Role of Anrama in Dedra Muhammad’s original stage production, “If Angels are Men.”
Movie – “Stand” (Restaurant patron, Uncredited)
2009/2010 -Music Collaboration with Italian producers Alex Dimitiri and Francesca Tarantino
2009 – Live performances with the Devere Pride Trio and Friends at Casa Montego
Live Performance with Equinox 3
August 23, 2006 - Role of Paulette in Mahone Productions' Award Winning Play, "When the Past Comes Back," by Mildred Dumas.
Sister 2 Sister Magazine
March 2005 Issue
Janet Shields Scott’s Beauty Column
Movie – “Constellation” (Mourner, Uncredited)
Local Singer realizes lifelong dream “After All These Years”
By Chris Welch
Huntsville Times Entertainment Writer
Music Release-Debut Jazz CD
Kathy Yolanda Rice – After All These Years
Review by John D. Goodman, II
Speaking Out Debuts
Her future is in the Kards ~Business Biography
By Marian Accardi
Huntsville Times Business Writer
Cards with class
Ex-Huntsville woman finds greeting card success
By Maureen Drost
Huntsville Times Staff Writer