CAFE SOCIETY Singer Kat Edmonson Brings 30s Jazz Into Modern World At Montalvo
Montalvo Arts Center kicks off the new year with critically acclaimed vintage pop singer/songwriter Kat Edmonson as part of the Carriage House Concert Series. Hailed as "one of the greatest I've ever heard" by The Boston Globe, Edmonson has played major stages around the world, appeared in major motion pictures, performed on radio and television, and released three groundbreaking albums to date. This genre-defying artist memorably appeared in Woody Allen's 2016 period film Café Society as a 1930s jazz singer, and is highlighted on the official soundtrack performing her rendition of "Mountain Greenery." Kat Edmonson will be performing 8:00pm, Saturday, January 19 at the Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga. For tickets ($34 Reserved, $38 Premier) or more information, the public may visit www.montalvoarts.org or call 408-961-5858.
Jazz vocalist Kat Edmonson brings the songs and sensibility of the Great American Songbook into the 21st century with her light voice and sly touch. She broke into the music scene with her 2009 debut album Take to the Sky, which climbed into the Top 20 of the Billboard jazz charts. Hailed as "one of the greatest vocal albums" (Boston Globe), Edmonson's sophomore album Way Down Low garnered positive attention from NPR and The New York Times as it soared to number one on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. With her moving lyrics and show-stealing voice, Edmonson expertly brings the classic sound of 1930s jazz into our modern world.
For nearly 60 years, Montalvo Arts Center's Carriage House Theatre Concert Series has presented world-class talent in an intimate indoor setting, becoming a treasured series for performing arts fans in Silicon Valley. Housed in the 316-seat Claire Loftus Carriage House Theatre, the series features a diverse array of artists from a variety of genres from classical to jazz to R&B, rock, plus theatre, comedy, and more. Guests have the option to arrive early and mingle in Montalvo's Project Space ArtBar, where wine, beer, and other beverages are available for purchase before the show.
Montalvo Arts Center is a donor-supported nonprofit institution, whose mission is to engage the public in the creative process, acting as a catalyst for exploring the arts, unleashing creativity, and advancing different cultural and cross-cultural perspectives. Located in Silicon Valley's Saratoga Hills, Montalvo occupies a Mediterranean-style Villa, built in 1912 by Senator James Duval Phelan, surrounded by 175 stunning acres. Senator Phelan bequeathed the Villa and grounds to the people of California for the encouragement of art, music, literature, and architecture, a mandate Montalvo has carried forward ever since its founding. The grounds include the campus of the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Program (LAP), the Claire Loftus Carriage House Theatre, and the Lillian Fontaine Garden Theatre, as well as miles of hiking trails, terraces, gardens, and other picturesque public areas.
Photo credit: Mike Epstein