Kate Michaels and The Red Thread
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Kate Michaels and The Red Thread

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"Jazzfrühschoppen mit Kate Michaels und dem Red Thread Trio"

Für die Mannheimer und Heidelberger Musiker vom Red Thread Trio, Stephan Kraus (Arrangements und Piano), Roland Döringer (Bass) und Marko Klotz (Schlagzeug), war es sozusagen ein Heimspiel, als sie am Sonntag, den 13. März 2005, um 11 Uhr beim Jazzfrühschoppen im Oberen Foyer des Nationaltheater Mannheim spielten. Für die amerikanische Sängerin Kate Michaels jedoch war es das erste Mal, dass sie dem kritischen Mannheimer Publikum begegnete. Vor ausverkauften Stühlen bezauberte sie aber schnell die Zuhörer mit ihrem Flair der großen weiten Welt und präsentierte eine Hommage an Marilyn Monroe mit Witz, Charme, Eleganz und Einfühlungsvermögen. Mit Liedern wie „Cheek to Cheek“, „I Sold My Heart To The Junkman“, „My Heart Belongs To Daddy“ und „Moon River“ zeigte sie die verschiedenen Nuancen und Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten ihrer Stimme. Trotz der eher unpassenden Umgebung des Nationaltheaters für verrauchte Nachtclubmelodien schaffte sie es, mit ihrem herausragenden Trio die Atmosphäre des Jazz einzufangen. - campusclick.de


"So Perfectly done!"

…the whole thing- great voice, great atmosphere, great show!
Shirley Lambert, Director American Library , Paris
- American Library in Paris


"Kate is more “Marilyn” than Marilyn!"

“Kate has captured Marilyn’s vocal style and nuances in a manner that would have pleased the late great film star” – Milton Briggs, International World Champion Whistler, 1997 - Sacramento Bee


"Fantastic Evening"

The Retro Contemporary show with Kate Michaels and her trio was greatly appreciated and entertained everyone. Please extend our gratitude to everony that made such a fantastic evening possible” - Eija Tuulensuu, Head of Corporate Global Communications, PartnerRe - Customer Feedback


"Great voice, Great music, Great band!"

“I was 25 years in the record buseinss. I write Jazz critics in the Jazz n More magazine…so I know a little bit what I am talking about and the only thing I can about Kate is: Great voice, great music, great band!” - Gino Ferlin, Suisa - Suisa


"Delightful!"

I'd like to have heard more of the soaring overtones of Kate Michaels. - Contra Costa Sun


"Wonderful!"

...Kate Michaels puts in the best performance of the evening. Her strong, clear voice and savvy stage presence combined to lift her above the crowd. - The Reporter


"Der Höhepunkt des Abends"

Mit grosser Freude sang die Sopranistin, Kate Michaels... sie meisterte ihren Part mit feiner und lebendiger Stimme... mit grossem Applaus für eine Zugabe gewonnen. - Aargauer Zeitung


"Wenn Marilyn Monroe mit Bernhard Russi"

Und dann schwebt sie herein, ganz in Weiss, strahlend und jung wie ehedem, mit ihrem betörenden Augenaufschlag: Marilyn Monroe. Hier singt sie es für Bernhard Russi. Husch - weg ist sie, eine tiefrote Rose in der Hand. Bravo! - Aargauer Zeitung


Discography

Only Time Will Tell (single) 2002
Just Marilyn 2003
The Best Things in Life 2007

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For more information, contact us at info@katemichaels.com

Grab your guy or gal and get ready for some great swing and jazz music with flair. Kate and The Red Thread mesh like Rosemary Clooney meets The Trotter Trio with Vince Guarlaldi (Peanuts music) on the Berlin Wall at sundown with a highball.

Kate’s rich vocals create intimacy and excitement. And like a finely tuned German car cruising along the sea coast, The Red Thread jazz trio from the Mannheim/Heidelberg area infuse this music with a life and precision all its own. Together Kate and the Thread create a live show rich with magic and full of elegance stylized for audiences who like swing music and jazz vocals.

Originally inspired by music from the swing era and movie star icon Marilyn Monroe, Kate and the Red Thread created a rat-pack style show featuring music from the Great American Songbook. Incidentally, all the songs were also sung by the late great film star. Their live show Swinging the Marilyn Monroe Songbook features music from Kate’s recordings Just Marilyn and The Best Things in Life are Free.

American-born artist, Kate Michaels, is a classically trained vocalist, and has a background in opera, musical theater and jazz. Known as a classical- crossover singer, her latest swing program reaches out from the heart of the big band era.
Kate recreates some of Marilyn's best known songs, mixing in some lesser-known gems and other standards that help give her shows a fresh, contemporary feel.

More than 30,000 people turned out to see Kate at the Centre Sportif du Bout-du Monde in Geneva where her show included A Fine Romance, Every Baby Needs a Daddy and the Monroe standard Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend.

“LISTENED TO HER ALL THE WAY HOME LAST NIGHT, SHE HAS THE MOST SMOOTH, SEXY, TANTALIZING, SEDUCTIVE VOICE I'VE EVER HEARD! She's not like Marilyn, she's BETTER!” –Lauren Hutton, Willits CA 2006