Kathy Kosins & Mitch Forman
Gear up for two wonderfully talented and exciting performers, in one of L.A.s favorite home concert venues! $30 includes light snacks, wine/coffee. Doors open at 7:30. Show is 8:00-10:00 Kathy is a professional artist as well, and will create a painting or two during the show!
Directions given in Notes after purchase.
Kathy Kosins - Award-Winning Vocalist
A singular sound in the vocal world, Kosins exemplifies the intersection of jazz and soul. Steeped in the jazz tradition as well as all of the energy and intensity of soul, Uncovered Soul was the natural next step in Kosins' prolific career.
Gearing up for the Exit Zero Jazz Festival and after successful engagements at the 2019 Blue Note at Sea Cruise and Blue Note Beijing, Detroit Vocalist and ASCAP award winning composer Kathy Kosins is thrilled to celebrate the year-long success that her sixth studio album, Uncovered Soul has gained across commercial radio. The driving, funk-tinged track "Put the Voodoo on Me," is Kosins' 4th consecutive Top 20 Smooth Jazz Single over the past 12 months and just topped the Indie Top 30 Soul Chart at #1 The single continues to receive airplay and is on the FYC list for a possible Grammy Nomination.
Kosins was featured in a supporting performance for Gregory Porter at Atlanta, Georgia in June and is slated to open for Porter several more times in 2020. In addition, Kosins supported Jonathan Butler, Earl Klugh, Peabo Bryson and the Rippingtons.
"A pianist and composer of formidable technical facilities . . . able to integrate poignantly introspective, impressionistic feelings into sophisticated structures that cohere so naturally it's easy to overlook their inherent complexity and formal logic." Cliff Tinder - Musician Magazine
Shortly after graduating from Manhattan School of Music, Mitch began touring and recording with Gerry Mulligan, playing in both his big band and quartet. Work with Stan Getz followed. In 1980 his solo career began with a piano performance at the Newport Jazz Festival. This recording became Mitchs first album, Live at Newport.
The next few years brought new challenges with work on the road with Phil Woods, Carla Bley, Mel Torme, and Astrud Gilberto. He also recorded two solo piano albums for Soul Note and toured in Europe regularly. Mitch spent the early 80s as one of the most sought after studio musicians in New York, working with a multitude of gifted artists (see discography) not the least of whom was guitarist John McLaughlin.
Mitch joined McLaughlins Mahavishnu Orchestra and spent a year and a half on the road with McLaughlin, recording and contributing to two of the bands benchmark recordings the seminal Mahavishnu and Adventures in Radioland. He then joined legendary ex-Weather Report saxophonist Wayne Shorter, touring, recording and contributing to Shorters Phantom Navigator.
Mitchel also is a composer of note, having scored two films and written numerous TV commercials. He currently writes for CBS television as a member of LA based Diamond Mine Productions. Mitch continues to record and play under his own name and has recently started his own record label, Marsis Jazz.
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Highland Park, CA 90031
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