Kate Hammett-Vaughan | How My Heart Sings

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How My Heart Sings

by Kate Hammett-Vaughan

Also available for download on Itunes. Jazz standards and little-known gems sung by one of Canada's most individual jazz singers. 2000 JUNO nominee.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. The Meaning of the Blues
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2. Everything I Love
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3. How My Heart Sings
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4. Alone Together
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5. Something to Live For
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6. I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
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7. Monk's Dream
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8. On the Street Where You Live
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9. You've Changed
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10. My Heart Belongs to Daddy
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Visit Kate Hammett-Vaughan's website at www.katehv.com

“ ... a marvelous storyteller with a bag of vocal tricks big enough to compel constant attention, and the knack of making everything she attempts sound newly minted and admirably assured as her free spirit roams and experiments.” Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star

“… a wonderfully breezy singer who slips free of a song’s formal constraints at no risk to its familiar sentiments… an important Canadian jazz voice.” Mark Miller, Globe and Mail

"...the finest jazz standards singer in Canada." CODA magazine

Since moving to Vancouver, BC from her home province of Nova Scotia in 1979, Kate Hammett-Vaughan has established a reputation as one of Canada’s most individual and creative jazz vocalists, and one of the West Coast’s most respected teachers of the art of jazz singing.

Hammett-Vaughan’s ease with all manner of material and her improvisational instincts set her apart from many of her contemporaries. Her highly personal and expressive vocal style incorporates the breadth of her musical interests, from straight-ahead soulful ballads to hard-swinging grooves and improvisational adventures. Her approach is fresh and invigorating, paying tribute to the jazz tradition while interacting and exploring, always seeking to express herself in the moment. Equally at home as a front-line performer or as a member of an ensemble, singing straight-ahead swing or participating in free-improv adventures, Hammett-Vaughan makes sure that what she is performing remains accessible to her audience.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan has received multiple JUNO nominations for her recordings, as well as several nods from the Canadian Independent Music Awards and the West Coast Music Awards. She has worked in a number of ensembles over the last two decades, the most notable being her own Quintet and Trio, her long-time bass/voice duo with André Lachance, the improvising jazz trio Garbo’s Hat, and the acclaimed large ensemble, the NOW Orchestra.

Hammett-Vaughan's artistic sensibilities and musical interests have led her to a variety of related projects, including film scores, guest hosting of CBC television and radio shows, collaborations with modern dance artists and performance artists, and a fulfilling career as a teacher.

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Ed Goodstein

Fine album with adventurous arrangements
This album is 'mainstream' jazz in a way. But KH-V's vocals & fine exploratory arrangements by the band, and her intereaction with it, demonstrate
real strength and creativity. I really like her dusky jazz mezzo-alto voice & her ideas throughout. "Something to Live For" may be my favorite (but then I'm very partial to that song) but all equally good. I definitely see why she's so well regarded in Canada.
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