Kathy Kosins to Celebrate “To The Ladies of Cool” in Special Concert Presentation

A Tribute to Anita O’Day, June Christy, Chris Connor, and Julie London

Celebrate the timeless allure of the 50s “cool” era with the upcoming concert “To The Ladies of Cool” by acclaimed vocalist Kathy Kosins, presented by JazzBuffalo at the Canterbury Woods Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 22 at 7:30 pm!

Kathy Kosins is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, and record producer known for her forays into jazz, soul, and R&B resulting in her reaching the top of the charts in Smooth Jazz Network and Billboard charts. Sought after to entertain audiences internationally, Kosins has recorded with many well-known jazz and R&B artists including Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland, Peter Bernstein, Larry Koonse, Tamir Hendelman, Robert Hurst, Jeremy Pelt, Jon Ellis, Howard Levy, Don Was, Martin Wind, Ben Wolfe, Michael Henderson and more.

In this concert salute, Kathy brings to life the extraordinary artistry of iconic singers Anita O’Day, June Christy, Chris Connor, and Julie London. Through stories and her amazing vocal interpretations, audiences will be transported back to one of the golden ages of jazz.

Born and raised in Detroit during the Motown era, Kathy Kosins deeply appreciates the vocal jazz idiom of the West Coast “cool school” and its talented singers. Her voice and style exude the intimate and alluring qualities found in the Ladies of Cool. Praised by the Chicago Tribune as “One of the most alluring voices in Jazz,” and hailed by Jazz Times as reminiscent of Peggy Lee and worthy of Dinah Washington, Kathy Kosins promises a captivating evening of jazz at its best.

One of the “Ladies of Cool” honored is Anita O’Day, widely regarded as the most prominent female jazz singer alongside Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan. Her career took off in the early 1940s with Gene Krupa’s band, followed by stints with Woody Herman and Stan Kenton before embarking on a solo journey. Another esteemed “Cool” lady is June Christy, who began singing with big bands at age 13 and later joined the Stan Kenton Orchestra in 1945, where she remained for nearly seven years. June achieved solo success, notably for her renditions of “Something Cool” and “Midnight Sun.” Chris Connor is also celebrated. She was discovered by June Christy while singing with bandleader Claude Thornhill. June recommended her to her boss, and Chris spent a year with the band before pursuing her solo career, becoming known for her signature song, “All About Ronnie.” Lastly, Julie London is remembered for leveraging her acting talent and intimate, sultry voice into a flourishing career. Billboard recognized her as the Most Popular Female Singer from 1955 to 1957, and she is fondly remembered for her rendition of the plaintive ballad, “Cry Me A River.”

Don’t miss this unforgettable concert experience featuring Kathy Kosins’ “To The Ladies of Cool” on Friday, March 22, at 7:30 pm at the Canterbury Woods Performing Arts Center. Get your tickets now for an evening filled with timeless jazz classics and the mesmerizing charm of the Ladies of Cool!

For a limited time only, a special $5 off promo code is built into the ticket price. Don’t delay! Effective until Thursday, February 29!

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JazzBuffalo PresentsKathy Kosins: ‘To The Ladies of Cool’ – Friday, March 22 at 7:30 pm – Canterbury Woods Performing Arts Center in Williamsville, NY

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