Kate McGarry/Keith Ganz Quintet w/Gary Versace
With 6 critically acclaimed CDs and a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal CD Kate McGarry has become recognized as a jazz artist who brings authenticity and vitality to every song regardless of genre. The Wall St. Journal calls her music, "Austere and elegant," New York Times pronounced it, astute and sensitive". She currently performs in jazz clubs, performing arts centers and festivals throughout the US and abroad. As an educator she has taught at New England Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music. 's 2016 Critics Poll named McGarry the #1 Rising Star Female Vocalist. She has been interviewed on All Things Considered, and has performed on Jazz Set w/DeeDee Bridgwater, Piano Jazz w/Marion McPartland, and a host of nationally syndicated radio shows.
Keith Ganz is a guitarist, composer, arranger, and producer. He has performed with such jazz notables as Harry Connick Jr., Kurt Elling, Luciana Souza, Kate McGarry, Fred Hersch, Christian McBride, Chris Potter, Russell Malone, Bruce Barth, Donny McCaslin, Gary Versace, Victor Lewis, Clarence Penn, Greg Hutchinson, Kenny Wollesen, Billy Drummond, Jay Anderson, Reuben Rogers, Sean Smith, John Ellis, Steve Cardenas, Ben Monder, Theo Bleckmann, Peter Eldridge and Gretchen Parlato, to name a few! He has appeared on Oprah, Letterman, The View, Ellen, Australian Idol and toured the globe from Mongolia to Melbourne.
Paul Creel - bass
Kobie Watkins - drums
Gary Versace - piano
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4608-L Industry Lane
Durham, NC 27713