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With 8 critically acclaimed CDs and 3 Grammy nominations, vocalist Kate McGarry has become recognized as a jazz artist who brings authenticity and vitality to every song regardless of genre. The Wall St. Journal calls her music, "Austere and elegant, an exceptionally appealing blend of folk and jazz" The New York Times pronounced it, “astute and sensitive". She has toured and recorded with jazz illuminati such as Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, Maria Schneider, John Hollenbeck, Billy Childs, Luciana Souza,Theo Bleckmann and Tony Winner Jason Robert Brown.
During her decade in NYC McGarry served as a Lincoln Center Teaching Artist, a U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassador, and as a Jazz Arts faculty member at The Manhattan School of Music. 2016 Downbeat Critics Poll named McGarry #1 Rising Star Female Vocalist. She has been featured on NPR's Jazz Set w/DeeDee Bridgwater, Piano Jazz w/Marion McPartland, All Things Considered, and a host of nationally syndicated radio shows.
McGarry has performed on some of the world’s most beloved stages, from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Birdland to the Newport Jazz Festival, Berlin Jazz Fest and Jazz Baltica and has performed, recorded or toured with such jazz luminaries as Hank Jones, Clark Terry, Archie Shepp, Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, Maria Schneider, John Hollenbeck and Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown. Kate represented the U.S. State Department and Jazz at Lincoln Center for 3 years as a Jazz Ambassador in the American Music Abroad program, touring Romania, Albania, Brazil, Chile, China and Mongolia.