Esteemed vocalist Kathy Kosins Previews New Album “Uncovered Soul”
On Thursday, June 8th at Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood, CA
ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins, who has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of Jazz and Soul, is thrilled to debut at Catalina Bar & Grill, located at 6725 W Sunset Blvd in Hollywood CA to preview material from her upcoming album “Uncovered Soul” on Thursday, June 8th at 8:30 PM. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved here or by calling (323) 466-2210.
“Uncovered Soul”, which will be released in early September on Membran, showcases Kosins’ signature smokey voice in prime form as she takes listeners on a soul-drenched musical journey through the sonic landscape of her native Detroit through the 1960’s and 1970’s. During this live performance on June 8th Kosins will team up compositions from her forthcoming album, “Uncovered Soul” with other like minded gems in order to further strengthen the musical aspect of that specific era which continues to fascinate a worldwide audience.
Born and raised during the legendary Motown years in Detroit, Kathy Kosins’ soulful voice, flawless phrasing and deep-rooted passion for stories and characters has been wowing audiences since she first came to prominence in the late 1980’s as a background singer for DonWas and Was/Not Was. In 1996, Kosins collaborated with both LA and New York based writers and composed a collection of jazz tunes, with the intent of selling them to already recognized jazz artists such as Dianne Reeves, Nancy Wilson and Diane Schuur. However, Michigan-based indie label Schoolkids Records discovered this repertoire, and, impressed and mesmerized by Kosin’s soulful voice urged her to record and release the material under own name. It was then that Kosins’ prolific jazz career began to take shape. In 1996, Kosins debut, “All In A Dreams Work” was released and placed in the top 20 in the Gavin Report.
Kosins went on to release more critically acclaimed recordings including 2002’s “Mood Swings” (Chiaroscuro Records), 2006’s “Vintage (Mahogany Jazz), 2012’s “To The Ladies Of Cool” (Resonance) and 2013’s “The Space Between” (Mahogany Jazz). With her jazz repertoire always enhanced by her soulful vocal performance, “Uncovered Soul” is the natural next step in Kosins’ prolific career.
Over two decades and five albums later, Kosins has circled back to her soul-infused roots on “Uncovered Soul”. Produced by Kamau Kenyatta, the Grammy-winning producer behind Gregory Porter’s last two albums, “Uncovered Soul” features little-known masterpieces by Curtis Mayfield, The Neville Brothers, and Bill Withers, among others, alongside four originals penned by Kosins and collaborators.
Kosins’ performance at Catalina serves as an exclusive opportunity to hear the captivating music from “Uncovered Soul” before it’s release later this year. To celebrate this extraordinary concert, Kosins has enlisted a superb rhythm section of musical veterans including pianist Mahesh Balasooriya (Natalie Cole, Arturo Sandoval), drummer Herman Matthews (Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power, Herbie Hancock), bassist Karl Vincent (Sting, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder), and guitarist Gmoe (Earth, Wind & Fire, Patti LaBelle, Whitney Houston), who is also featured on the recording.