WICA opener is 'Katt-egorically delicious'
June 25, 2008 · Updated 12:25 PM
"Katt Tait opens WICA season.KPLU's jazz show host Katt Tait opens Whidbey Island Center for the Art's 2000/2001 season Friday, 15 at 7:30 p.m., with songs of love and life. Tait, who grew up in Washington, D.C. surrounded by the sounds of Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday, first sang in church at the age of three. Jazz and gospel were her main influences, but her musical repertoire includes rock as well. She made her debut in the Seattle jazz community in 1992 at The Wild Ginger and has performed in Seattle's most noted jazz venues, including Jazz Alley. She also hosts and performs regularly at the Vocal Jam, which she started in 1998 at Tula's in downtown Seattle. Tait's voice is most recognized from Sunday Side Up and Night Moods, her two popular shows on award winning jazz radio station KPLU, an affiliate of National Public Radio.Joining Tait is an impressive list of band members: backup singers Reginald Pinckney, Lucy Wilma and Kevin Moore, drummer Larry Vincent Jones, pianist Sam Chambliss and bassist Myles Corbin.This special benefit concert for WICA is sponsored by The Frause Group, a Seattle public relations agency. Tickets are $15 each, and include a post-show reception where you can meet the face behind the voice, while dining on elegant desserts. For tickets and information, call the box office at 221-8268. "