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Watch Kat’s interview with Build Series HERE.

Vintage pop jazz vocalist and songwriter Kat Edmonson’s new album Dreamers Do is out today via Spinnerette Records; listen/stream the album HERE. She is gearing up to embark on a U.S. tour in support of the new record, kicking off February 13 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. You can find a full list of dates below.

Edmonson’s record debuted at #1 on iTunes Jazz, is currently positioned at #2 Most Added at JazzWeek, and is Deezer’s Jazz Album of the Week. Listen to “What A Wonderful World” from the new album HERE.

The album combines mid-20th century Disney songs (from Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Bedknobs on Broomsticks, Mary Poppins, Babes in Toyland), with familiar classics (“What A Wonderful World” as well as “All I Do is Dream of You” from Singin in the Rain), and features two new original songs from Edmonson (“Too Late to Dream” and “Someone’s In The House.”)

“Dreamers Do takes place in a single night, from bedtime till morning.  It’s about our concepts around dreaming- all of the wonderful things and the fearful things, the things that keep us awake in the middle of the night,” Edmonson explains of the new album, “It’s also about the quiet power of merely having a dream.  There are interludes between the songs indicating different points in this nocturnal journey and if someone wants to listen to the entire record as an experience, it’s available to them.”

The LP follows the release of 2018’s Old Fashioned Gal, which Billboard calls “an intimate journey from doubt to resolve and implied triumph.” NPR Music raves the album is “a handsome showcase for her songwriting, which has grown ever more confident over the last decade,” while the Associated Press says the record “sounds like an alternate soundtrack to an Audrey Hepburn film.”

In 2014 Edmonson released The Big Picture, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers, #1 on Contemporary Jazz Chart, and #2 on Total Jazz Chart. Her 2015 performance on “CBS This Morning: Saturday” garnered the program’s highest rated viewership since 2006. Her 2012 LP Way Down Low was described by The New York Times as “fresh as a spring bouquet,” and her performances at WNYC’s Soundcheck and Daytrotter were included in “Best Live Performances” and “Best Sessions of 2012,” respectively.

The Texas native began crafting her signature sound while performing in Austin’s local club circuit for years before releasing her debut LP Take To The Sky in 2009. She went on to tour worldwide with high profile acts including Lyle Lovett, Chris Isaak, Gary Clark Jr., Shawn Colvin, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, Nick Lowe and more.


February 13 The Lensic Santa Fe, NM
February 14 Ent Center for the Performing Arts Colorado Springs, CO
February 15 Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Scottsdale, AZ
February 18 Tobin Center for the Performing Arts San Antonio, TX
February 19 The Paramount Austin, TX
February 20 Kessler Theatre Dallas, TX
February 21 Heights Theatre Houston, TX
February 22 The Bugle Boy La Grange, TX
February 25 Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley Seattle, WA
February 26 Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley Seattle, WA
February 27 Portland Jazz Festival Portland, OR
February 28 Artistic Piano Gallery Medford, OR
February 29 Fulkerson Hall Arcata, CA
March 1 Adams Theatre Chico, CA
March 3 Yoshi’s Oakland, CA
March 4 Palo Alto Jewish Community Center Palo Alto, CA
March 5 The Palms Playhouse Winters, CA
March 6 Largo Los Angeles, CA
March 8 Humphreys Backstage Live San Diego, CA
March 11 Backroom at Colectivo Milwaukee, WI
March 12 SPACE Evanston, IL
March 13 The Jazz Kitchen Indianapolis, IN
March 14 Norton Centre for the Arts Danville, KY
March 16 Music Box Supper Club Cleveland, OH
March 17 The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
March 19 The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center Old Saybrook, CT
March 20 Strand Theatre Rockland, ME
March 21 Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield, ME
March 26 The Hamilton Washington DC
March 27 Longwood Gardens Kennett Square, PA
March 28 Rams Head On Stage Annapolis, MD
March 29 Mountain Stage Morgantown, WV
March 30 Club Café Pittsburgh, PA
April 1 City Winery Boston, MA
April 2 The Birdland Theater New York, NY
April 3 The Birdland Theater New York, NY
April 4 The Birdland Theater New York, NY
April 23 The Iron Horse Northampton, MA
April 24 Upstairs Jazz Club Montreal, Canada
April 25 Massry Center for the Arts Albany, NY



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