With her debut album, Kat Selman departs from her jazz roots that helped her blossom as a musician and cultivate her unique style which includes a mix of Americana, Brazilian vibes and her own original songwriting. Since graduating with a masters in music from The University of North Texas, Kat has combined her experience as a musician in Spain, Texas, Los Angeles and New York City to grow her delicious-to-the-ears sound.
- EM Monthly
On her record, Kat Selman presents a mix of original songs as well as a few Brazilian songs which she masterfully sings in Portuguese, and rounds out the collection with a Hank Williams song very dear to her heart. Drummer, producer, and fellow North Texas alum Ross Pederson has helped shape the album from the very beginning. Pederson led a crew of fantastic musicians, including Matt Aronoff, Perry Smith, Vitor Gonçalves and Bob Lanzetti -and also added his own artistry to the project by playing drums and mixing as well as producing the record. Fellow singer songwriter Angela Parrish mastered the project.
Kat was a finalist in the The Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition in 2014, and as a college student won several awards from DownBeat magazine in the solo singer category.
Her love of Brazilian music led her to study Portuguese, and she continues to sing Brazilian music in New York and beyond - at venues like the Cornelia Street Cafe, Rockwood Music Hall, as well as in intimate house concert settings. Kat Selman has also toured in Europe as a vocalist with Arid, a trio from Barcelona, Spain with Americana folk and jazz influences.
Kat Selman currently calls the Hudson Valley home, and she is also active in teaching voice, ukulele, piano & songwriting at East Mountain Studio, while continuing to perform and write new music. You can also catch her teaching ukulele on YouTube under the name Ukulele Wine Time.
[Now Booking Spring + Summer 2023]
Modern Makers Market -with friends!
Sunday, June 11, 2023
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1 Chestnut St, Cold Spring, NY
Cold Spring Strawberry Festival - with Cold Strings
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Cold Spring, NY (Private Event)
Friday, June 9, 2023
An Evening of Brazilian Music
With guitarist Q Morrow
Chapel Restoration in Cold Spring, NY
Friday, August 4, 2023
Kat performing in Barcelona, Spain; City Winery w/ Matt Aronoff; Album release show @Rockwood in NYC; Home recording w/ Horace Bray; Performing at La Pedrera in Barcelona
Kat Selman is currently booking:
Kat is a singing pianist, available for solo gigs. You can also book a guitar/vocal duo, or combo trio.
Kat is a versatile vocalist, sight-reader & improvisor. Available for weddings & special events.
Kat teaches voice, piano, ukulele and songwriting to both kids & adults.