Canadian-born, California-based vocalist Kari Kirkland returns to the Catalina stage with Shelly Berg, Peter Erskine, Tom Scott, Larry Koonse, and Kevin Axt. Breathing fresh life into a range of classic pop and jazz songs, this all-star line-up will feature Kirkland’s voice soaring above lush arrangements by world-renowned producer and pianist, Shelly Berg. With a single from her first album landing on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts, and critical acclaim for her second album, Kari will explore material from each, as well as previewing new tunes from her upcoming release, presented live for the first time.
JazzTimes March 2023: “With a voice that’s easy on the ears and heavy on the heart, this singer follows her emotional compass… using an artful blend of confidence and confidential expression.”
DownBeat April 2023: “Her vocals are impressive throughout with a ‘less-is-more’ approach…her soft delivery makes the tale of lost love resonate even more deeply.”
Growing up criss-crossing the States as the child of two touring musicians, Kari’s roundabout route to jazz vocalist includes time as a professional trapeze artist, circus producer, and private chef.
Artist website: https://karikirkland.com/