Kate McGarry

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

1970, Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA. Raised in a large and musical family, after high school McGarry studied at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where her tutors included saxophonist Archie Shepp. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Music and Jazz, she toured with a Boston-based vocal ensemble named One O’Clock Jump. Early in her solo career, McGarry appeared at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Settling in Los Angeles, she played several local venues, attracting wider attention following her debut recording Easy To Love (released by Vital Music in 1992). She found work singing on television commercials, as well as on the soundtrack of some IMAX films. She also sang, and in some instances composed songs for, feature films, including Boiling Point (1993), Caught (1996), and Hit And Runway (1999). She has also sung backing vocals, including working on Kenny Loggins’ Grammy-nominated More Songs From Pooh Corner. In the late 90s,...

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