jazz singer & cautionary tale, on the island of misfit toys
"a vocally lustrous earful” - The Philadelphia Inquirer
"elaborately ornamental, with a martini dry wit" - CafeteriaRusticana.com
“in an era that’s forgotten the fun of the double-entendre, she’s subtle and sexy and musical all at one time.” - John Yohalem, Parterrebox
"note perfect" … "a charismatic presence" - The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"a rich mezzo that dazzled the ears" - The Syracuse Post-Standard
"musically superb" - BistroAwards.com
"grandly libidinous - theatrical poise, good looks, luxurious vocalism" - Opera News
“enormous fun…sparkling arrangements” - American Popular Song Society
kaye is here for jazz, standards, torch songs, the great american songbook generally, and random tunes people ask for. appearances: nyc's tomi jazz, the cutting room, the underground, the west end lounge, somethin' jazz, stage72, the triad, restaurant row’s la rivista, don't tell mama, café noctambulo, 53 above broadway, bar thalia at symphony space.
will step out on the gershwin bros, berlin, hoagy, and that lovely porter fella for the guilty pleasures of willie, randy, leonard & jt. with fair notice, will re-create precise kd versions for food. real talk: please don’t request celine, mariah or toni. never learned’em & not gonna.
former life: classical singer. leading roles: new york city opera, carnegie hall, tokyo symphony, florida grand opera, palm beach opera, opera orchestra new york, virginia opera, st. patrick’s cathedral and oh so many others. roles: the gamut from carmen (carmen), madama butterfly (suzuki), die tote stadt (brigitta), mahler’s symphony nr. 2 (alto soloist), to oklahoma! (ado annie), noel coward's bitter sweet (manon), gilbert & sullivan's utopia, limited (that gal who's name i forget who was funny and had a nice duet).
political junkie, avocational writer, atheist, cautionary tale, mercenary admin, kansas native. home is the island of misfit toys, with tenor sam kinsey & naughty cat, beatrix cattenborough.