$8 in advance/$10 at the door
5pm doors/7pm showtime
One of the Twin Cities' premier young vocalists, Cardenas has been cultivating a steady buzz for the past few years with her vibrant live shows. Last year's self-produced “I’ll Be Seeing You” further solidified her stature with its unique arrangements of classics from the pens of Irving Berlin, Jobim and Amy Winehouse. Deemed “the fastest rising star on the Twin Cities jazz scene,” Katia Cardenas’s dynamic, powerful voice takes influence from Ella Fitzgerald, Carole King, and Eva Cassidy.
Her timeless spirit simultaneously evokes images of the past and the present, of iconic singers with white gardenias in smoky lounges, and pop-divas sweating through luscious curls, red lipstick and gold bangles. Her clever use of dynamics draw you into an intimate moment of emotional fragility, before moving you to groove to a bluesy backbeat.
Originally from the west coast, Katia emerged on the scene in 2014, and quickly began playing respected local venues and events across the Twin Cities. Making music in the Twin Cities has been a family tradition ever since her father, Mark Cardenas, joined The Time in 1983, appearing in Prince’s iconic film “Purple Rain,” and later playing in Jessie Johnson’s Revue. Katia has collaborated with numerous local musicians, exploring different musical styles, including jazz, latin, R&B, indie and pop.
On Tuesday, July 31, Katia will perform with Ted Godbout (piano), Graydon Peterson (bass) and Beth Varela (drums).