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Kat Edmonson

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Jazz chanteuse Kat Edmonson may have had no formal training, but the young vocalist possesses one of the most authentic voices to ever croon selections from the Great American Songbook. One listen to the Houston native's ethereal purr is enough to hook even the most casual music fan, and her song "Lucky" was featured on the MTV series United States of Tara. It was Edmonson's mother's record collection and old movies that initially stirred her artistic soul, but having a career in music wasn't initially a given. After a stint at college in Charleston, South Carolina, Edmonson returned to Texas and decided to follow the musical call. An audition for American Idol in 2002 landed Edmonson a trip to Hollywood and a spot in the Top 48. Her Idol dreams ended abruptly when judge Randy Jackson told the singer she didn't "look like a star." After her exit from Idol, Edmonson began honing her chops at open-mike nights and eventually made the transition to full-time performer. Her debut album, 2009's Take to the Sky, was a mix of classic and modern songs, and proved Edmonson was more than ready for her jazz ascension. Three years later, she returned with the Kickstarter-funded Way Down Low. In 2014, Edmonson released the Mitchell Froom-produced The Big Picture.


  • 04.08.17 Last night in @wesleystace's #cabinetofwonders show @citywinerynyc I got to follow… https://t.co/jnolVkJJuO
  • 04.05.17 I'm singing in NYC this Friday! #Repost @citywinerynyc with @repostapp ・・・ With her unique voice… https://t.co/oImJ6RyBOj
  • 03.31.17 The old ones never get old. Deed I Do last night at @JohnBianchi63 Jalopy show. Thanks for… https://t.co/Haz3mFqwH9
  • 03.31.17 Thanks@davidakaplan! We had fun! regrann from @davidakaplan - We love the sounds of… https://t.co/VqJlZvngAc
  • 03.23.17 #tbt Elephant Room in Austin, TX 2009 Ron Westray on trombone, JJ Johnson on drums, Ephraim… https://t.co/D3jWxGPs9z
  • 03.23.17 Sometimes I go and sit in with my friends @JohnBianchi63 and sing old songs. Last night we were… https://t.co/H3vfqR8FqG
  • 03.19.17 #whyilovenyc #perfectafternoon Buster Keaton's The Cameraman at The Town Hall with a live score… https://t.co/k5PU9K7DnV
  • 03.17.17 #tbt to singing with @LyleLovett and @pocketgroover on The Tonight Show in 2010. The most… https://t.co/PCV7K3TS9G
  • 03.15.17 That WAS fun, @mattlankes! regrann from @mattlankes - I don't know which was more enjoyable,… https://t.co/FWd9ZXcOrq
  • 03.14.17 Thanks for this pic @AustinChronEvents! What a great opportunity for me to be able to honor my friend Rose Reyes! https://t.co/lmkCm0NrVb
  • 03.14.17 Thanks @ChronEvents it was fun to be a part of the show and perform with @LyleLovett, Charlie Sexton, and the band. https://t.co/Dxe0yc76kv
  • 03.14.17 Thank you @cecilefuscofoto :) That's a cool shot. https://t.co/vAegd2waEJ