With 7 critically acclaimed CDs and 2 Grammy nominations (2008, 2018) for Best Jazz Vocal CD, 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.