Acclaimed jazz singer and pianist Kate Reid, M.M. ’96, D.M.A. ’03, is in demand as an artist, clinician and adjudicator at jazz and choral festivals throughout the world. She has appeared with such notables as John Clayton, Mark Murphy, Jon Hendricks, Grady Tate, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Liza Minnelli, Tito Puente, and more.
Her last album The Love I’m In, features saxophonist Ernie Watts and pianist Otmaro Ruíz. Like her previous release Sentimental Mood, it has received extensive airplay on jazz stations throughout the U.S, Canada, and Europe. As a studio and session singer, Reid’s recent film credits include Star Trek into Darkness, Oz, The Great and Powerful, Epic, Men in Black III and Planes singing music by Danny Elfman, Michael Giacchino and John Powell. She recently provided a character’s jazz singing voice on CBS’s Vegas. She has recorded spots for ACE Hardware, T-Mobile and Suntory Whiskey, and backing vocals for artists MUSE, X Japan, and Josh Groban.
Reid is associate professor of jazz voice and jazz vocal performance program director at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. She co-authored the GLEE Vocal Method with producer/author Andy Waterman, published by Hal Leonard. Reid earned degrees from the Frost School of Music and from Western Michigan University.