Kate McGarry & Keith Ganz special valentine's day concert
Kate McGarry & Keith Ganz celebrate 10 years of musical and life partnership
with Genevieve & Ferdinand, a live duo album on Sunnyside Records
Ten years of collaboration between Palmetto Records Artist Kate McGarry and husband/guitarist Keith Ganz have produced six critically acclaimed recordings, a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album, and live performances that crackle with spontaneity and joy.
Kate McGarry is recognized as a jazz artist who brings authenticity and vitality to every song she sings. The Wall St. Journal calls her music, "Austere and elegant", The New York Times pronounced it, " Astute and sensitive". McGarry's musical collaborations include projects with jazz luminaries Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, Maria Schneider, and John Hollenbeck as well as Tony winner Jason Robert Brown. She currently performs in venerated jazz clubs and festivals throughout the US and abroad, and as an educator teaches on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music. Kate represented the U.S. State Department and Jazz at Lincoln Center as a jazz ambassador for 3 years in the American Music Abroad program. She has been named in the Downbeat Critic's Poll as a Rising Star for the past 7 years. McGarry has been a featured artist on NPR's All Things Considered, Marion McPartland's Piano Jazz, and Jazz Set with Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Keith Ganz is a guitarist, composer, arranger, and producer. In addition to his Grammy-nominated collaborations with Kate McGarry, he has been the guitarist of choice for Harry Connick Jr., Kurt Elling, Luciana Souza, and most recently Don Flemmons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops. He has also performed and/or recorded with a host of jazz legends including Christian McBride, Fred Hersch, Victor Lewis, Chris Potter, Andy Bey, and many others. He has performed on Late Night with David Letterman, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Ellen, The View and Australian Idol, and toured in four continents.
"McGarry’s unique musical gift is her ability to broadcast emotional transparency with undeniable and artless force. The singer one hears in McGarry’s work is gracious and endearing; she is vulnerable yet unbroken; she is always rapturous. With her musical and life collaborator, the guitarist Keith Ganz, McGarry has been forging a signature approach to standards and new compositions that is immediately fresh and very personal." Kurt Elling Jazz Times Magazine