Kathleen Gorman
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Canada
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Kathleen Gorman, pianist/vocalist

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Where are you located?
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Producer, Vocalist, Educator
Tell us a little about your background...
I am a jazz pianist, vocalist and composer in Toronto, as well as a Jazz educator, and member of the IAJE and SOCAN and CARAS. Compose for TV and film as well as songwriting for myself and other artists.
Musical influences range from Gershwin to Ellington, Monk to Monty Alexander, Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln to Shirley Horne, Michel LeGrand to Dave Grusin, Sting to Stevie Wonder, Patricia Barber, to Jamie Cullum & many more....


My 2009 CD, " Brand New Day", of all original music is available at CD Baby and Itunes. This collection of songs and compositions blends jazz, blues, gospel and R & B. Receiving airplay in Canada, the US, and Europe.
Written, arranged and produced by Kathleen Gorman.
Engineering, mixing, production: Jeremy Darby
Recorded at: Canterbury Studio, Toronto, Ontario

Musicians: Piano, Rhodes, Vocals: Kathleen Gorman
Bass: Henry Heillig
Guitar: Rob Piltch & Eric St-Laurent
Drums: Ben Riley & Marc Pizer
Percussion: Alan Hetherington
Hammond Organ: Denis Keldie
Saxophone: Colleen Allen

REVIEWS

"A brilliant composer and lyricist, the talented Kathleen Gorman invites us on a journey of the heart, exposing universal intimacies which resonate from the opening note of "Brand New Day"to the closing instrumental,"Ain't The Way". Soulful, poignant and uplifting....................
one of the best new original albums of the year. "
-- Paula Arab, Calgary Herald Columnist / Editorial Board.

"....... a wonderful talent. ", Sheila Jordan, Jazz Artist

She sings, plays, writes, composes and produces with the best of them, making music rooted in jazz that is accessible and contemporary...a fantastic new contemporary voice! " - Jon Burr, Jazz Artist, Bassist

"The songwriting is solid and mature, the vocal expression is just fantastic......An interesting combination of tunes--lots of colors and textures creating the perfect aural journey for the listener." -
Mitch Goldfarb, Producer/Engineer, Lou Rawls, George Benson, Eddie Gomez
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How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
Through the Internet
What Instrument do you play?
Vocalist, Piano
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://www.reverbnation.com/kathleengorman
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At 3:35pm on February 13, 2011, Yanna said…

Hi Kathleen! Thank You for Your friendship. I feel honored. I LOVE Your music.Yanna

At 7:03pm on October 7, 2010, DAVID SATIAN said…
Hi Kathleen,

Thanks for your kind comment, I really appreciate that. Now is almost 2 o’clock at night in London and I am listening your CD in my cabinet. There is so much Nostalgie and Piece in your music that for a moment the listener can just forget about all the negativities surrounding him. Besides, you are an excellent pianist with the soft female pianistic touch))) and very beautiful voice. I congratulate you with this CD release and hope that one day you might be performing my songs too. haha, Who knows?? ))))

Good Luck,
David
At 5:56pm on September 8, 2010, Kim L. Horn said…
Thank you Kathleen, I look forward to hearing you. I hope to be in Canada soon.

Kim
At 11:01pm on August 28, 2010, Nicolas Bearde said…
Hey Kat in Toronto:
Thank you for your kind words. My wife and I will be in Toronto Sep 18-20. Will you be peforming anywhere in town? Would love to come see you and network with other Jazz Network family members.
Yours in Song
Nicolas
At 9:09am on April 23, 2010, Kathleen Gorman said…
http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com/profile/JohnKerninghamSidneyScott

Remembering the wonderful Johnny Scott, jazz vocalist/ sax player who performed in Montreal for many years, and was always a delight to hear.
At 8:01am on December 20, 2009, Gail Marten said…
Dear Kathleen,
I wish you the very best in 2010 and thank you for your kind words. I LOVE your beautiful music and style.
– Gail Marten
At 3:55am on December 13, 2009, Jacques Pellarin said…
Hello Kathleen,

Many thanks for the kind invitation !i'm glad to be a part of your jazz network . Great sound and congratulations for the reviews .You are a brillant and eclectic musician .
Merry Christmas .
Jacques
At 8:45am on December 11, 2009, Brenda Lewis said…
Hey Kathleen - Thanks for requesting me. Great to be friends over here, too.
Loving your tracks here - lots of soul - something about your way makes me think of Carole King, if she'd gone all the way into jazz (big compliment!). And Denis' Hammond is the perfect accent - I live for the B3. All good things to you. Brenda (jazz/r&b/roots vocals)
At 4:53am on December 11, 2009, Othell Minnis said…
Wow...your music is very beautiful and soothing. When I grow up I want to be able to play just like you...very nice... :)
At 10:25pm on December 10, 2009, John Daniel Stephens said…
Kathleen, love to have you as a friend. Beautiful music you and fellow musicians are delivering. I will be listening, more!

Music to Music,

John
 
 
 

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