Katy Free
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Katy Free

Knoxville, TN | Established. Jan 01, 2007

Knoxville, TN
Established on Jan, 2007
Band Jazz Pop




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Sure, Katy's first memory of singing is "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" for her church while actually missing her two front teeth. After that auspicious beginning she studied classical voice later adding jazz, musical theater, and pop to her studies. Katy's multifaceted musical experience and versatile voice make her well equipped for many types of music and performance. In addition to her songwriting, her specialty is taking songs from every genre and creating jazz stylings with her velvet voice that will reach out and wrap itself around you.

In 2016, Katy released her debut album, Fine Day, a collection of pop, rock, and country songs rearranged as only she and Wendel Werner can.  The two perform regularly as a duo and are currently writing new songs for the next album.  Additionally she sings with her guitar duo, trio "Katy Free Three," four-piece, "Katy Free Fourtet," and full bands. Any and all of these talented musicians perform in concert halls, jazz clubs, bars and restaurants, weddings, church services, and other venues.

With her wide array of musical experiences, interest in various genres, and her desire to be the very best musician she can be, Katy is in constant study and strives to share her deep love of music with her audiences. Katy Free’s style reveals the soul-baring interpreting power of her influences Sarah Vaughan, Jane Monheit, Etta James, Esperanza Spalding, and Stevie Wonder. She calls on the vocal vulnerability of Joni Mitchell with the versatility of Linda Ronstadt while reflecting the instrumental influence of the greats like Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis. Her musicality, savvy use of drama, and creativity are spurred by influences from Sammy Davis Jr. to Post Modern Jukebox. Katy, above all, gives of herself to her listeners in shows and recordings that are all her own.

I travel most often as a duo with a fantastic piano player, but I have several options in terms of instrumentation. I do a post-modern jukebox type show where we take favorite pop, rock, and country tunes and rearrange them as jazz tunes. We typically add our original music to that show. Because of our wide range of repertoire we have the option of doing different tribute type shows—we’ve done Motown, 70s, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Soul, jazz standards and others and are happy to design a show around you. 

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