California-native Kathryn Loomis is an accomplished jazz vocalist whose pure, soft, and warm voice matches her elegant singing style. Whether performing a melancholy torch song or a cheerful swing tune, Loomis’s classic approach and experience with the Great American Songbook makes her performances as timeless as the songs she sings. Her specialty is singing with jazz combos and big bands, including her combo Kathryn Loomis & Company. In addition to performing, Loomis is currently pursuing recording, virtual collaboration, and songwriting. Rapidly gaining the attention of the Central Coast, Loomis is currently a female vocalist with Starlight Dream Band and The Friendly Neighborhood Big Band. She has also sung with ensembles such as the Cal Poly University Big Band and Jazz Ensemble; the Cuesta College Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos, and Cuesta Voce; Central City Swing, and the Allan Hancock College Jazz Band. Loomis studied music at Cuesta College and received her Bachelor of Arts in Music at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Studying a range of art music, musical theatre, and jazz standards, her vocal instructors have included Amy Goymerac, Jacalyn Kreitzer, Chad Ruyle, and Deanna Delore. Inspired by musical legends, like Ella Fitzgerald, Kathryn Loomis endeavors to tell a story with each song she sings. Kathryn conveys the nuanced emotions of vintage love songs with her natural stage presence and seemingly effortless musical intuition. Opening Band: The San Luis Obispo County High School Jazz Ensemble is made up of the best high school jazz musicians in the county and Santa Maria. They are formed each year for advanced training and to put on a special concert here at Cuesta College.
Sunday May 28, 2023
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
May 28th, 2023 1PM-4PM
Pismo Beach Veterans Hall 780 Bello St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
$10 for members, $15 for non members