Kate Reid

Kate Reid is associate professor of jazz voice and program director for Jazz Vocal Performance in the Department of Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. An acclaimed jazz singer and pianist, Reid joined the Frost faculty in 2013 after serving as chair of the music department and head of the applied music and jazz programs at Cypress College in California. She is in demand as a guest artist, clinician and adjudicator at jazz and choral festivals through the United States and Canada. Reid earned M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in Jazz Vocal Performance from UM Frost School of Music and a B.M. in Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University. She has sung and appeared with such notables as Jon Hendricks, Grady Tate, Don Shelton, Mark Murphy, Kevin Mahogany, Paul Anka, Liza Minnelli, Tito Puente, and more. Her latest album The Love I’m In features saxophonist Ernie Watts and pianist Otmaro Ruis and like her 2008 release Sentimental Mood, it received extensive airplay on jazz radio stations throughout the U.S, Canada, and Europe. Reid also works regularly as a studio/session singer. Recent film credits include Star Trek Into Darkness; Oz, The Great and Powerful; Epic and Men In Black III, singing the music of Danny Elfman, Michael Giacchino and John Powell. She recently lent her voice to a jazz singing character on CBS’s hit show Vegas. Other session work includes commercial spots for T-Mobile and Suntory Whiskey and backing vocals for artists MUSE, X Japan and Josh Groban. She is co-author of the GLEE Vocal Method with producer/author Andy Waterman (Hal Leonard Publishing).

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