“…a true pleasure to listen to…”

Kathy is a jazz vocalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a versatile repertoire and universal appeal thanks to her natural rapport with audiences she is the whole package: musicality, personality and entertainment.

Kathy is the principal vocalist with the Cooltones, one of the Bay Area’s most actively-gigging big bands, and lead singer for popular jazz quintet Four and More, while also performing in her own duo and trio formats.  She has performed in many of the Bay Area’s venues including the Jazzschool, Savanna Jazz, Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival, and produced and performed in shows for special occasions like the City of Dublin’s 30th Anniversary Blues Heritage concert.

Called “a true pleasure to listen to,” Kathy is a singer who makes any event more fun, whether she is the jazzy musical backdrop to a party or the headliner, entertaining a crowd with humor and heart.


“She just lights up the room as soon as she gets on stage, and her ability to work with musicians of varying abilities speaks to her maturity and poise.”

-Pamela Rose, award-winning jazz/blues vocalist, educator, and creator of “Wild Women of Song” (www.wildwomenofsong.com)


“Kathy has great rapport with audiences. Fans have come to appreciate her versatile voice and the fun she conveys in all her performances. Our fan base has increased dramatically with Kathy as our vocalist”

-Les Duman, Musician and Manager, the CoolTones Big Band


“Jazz vocalist Kathy Blackburn is a class act that never fails to take a listener on a musical journey full of joy and truth.  She not only blesses an audience with her exquisite voice, but transports them into her world with a unique blend of beauty, wit and charm.” 

Jua – Jazz recording and performing artist