The Kilbourn Concert Series presents singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Critically acclaimed vocalist and songwriter, actor and dancer, Kat Edmonson has played major stages across the United States, Europe, and Japan. She’s appeared in major motion pictures, performed on radio and television, and released four groundbreaking albums to date. Her newest album, Old Fashioned Gal, came out in 2018 from Spinnerette Records.
Kat Edmonson is a singer-songwriter from Texas who is “Rich in affection for the past but bracingly alive in the present…” In less than a decade, Edmonson has become known as one of the most distinctive performers in contemporary American music. With her is light and airy voice, has the ability to bring the songs and sensibility of the Great American Songbook into the 21st Century. She has toured and performed with artists such as Lyle Lovett, Chris Isaak, Jaime Cullum, and Gary Clark Jr.
“I feel very fortunate to be living in these progressive times,” Says Kat. “Many, many circumstances have changed for the better now. I’m not under an illusion that old days were better days nor am I caught up in the novelty of old things but I do love the romance of a lot of old things… the time and care that people took to make them… the attention to detail and the appreciation of nuance. These are the things that last. This is what inspires me.”
Edmonson’s albums are inspired by watching old films on Turner Classic Movies. Each song is like a scene in a movie. Her music focuses on capturing a moment. In her song “Canoe” which talks about mosquitos and katydids, she recorded sounds of insects and frogs.
Tickets for Kat Edmonson start at $32, with $10 student tickets available. Tickets can be purchased at the Eastman Theatre Box Office, 433 East Main Street, 9:30a.m. – 2:30p.m. Monday through Friday; by phone (585) 274-3000; or online at http://eastmantheatre.org.
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About Eastman School of Music:
The Eastman School of Music was founded in 1921 by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman (1854-1932), founder of Eastman Kodak Company. It was the first professional school of the University of Rochester. Mr. Eastman’s dream was that his school would provide a broad education in the liberal arts as well as superb musical training. The current dean is Jamal Rossi, appointed in 2014.
More than 900 students are enrolled in the Collegiate Division of the Eastman School of Music—about 500 undergraduates and 400 graduate students. They come from almost every state, and approximately 23 percent are from other countries. They are taught by a faculty comprised of more than 130 highly regarded performers, composers, conductors, scholars, and educators. They are Pulitzer Prize winners, Grammy winners, Emmy Winners, Guggenheim Fellows, ASCAP Award recipients, published authors, recording artists, and acclaimed musicians who have performed in the world’s greatest concert halls. Each year, Eastman’s students, faculty members, and guest artists present more than 900 concerts to the Rochester community.