Kate Paradise | You Stepped Out of a Dream

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You Stepped Out of a Dream

by Kate Paradise

Classic jazz vocals, swinging and intimate
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Mean to Me
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2. Alone Together
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4:07 album only
3. Teach Me Tonight
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3:39 album only
4. West Coast Blues
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5:28 album only
5. 'round Midnight
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5:27 album only
6. You Stepped Out of a Dream
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2:38 album only
7. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
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5:02 album only
8. The Shining Sea
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5:46 album only


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Kate Paradise was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1981, but spent a majority of her childhood in southern New Hampshire, about an hour outside of Boston. Kate’s interest in music began at an early age, singing with her mom in church and taking piano lessons from her pastor. In school, Kate excelled in small but supportive music programs, taking on leadership roles in the choirs and singing in the high school big band. Kate also auditioned and participated in numerous NHMEA All-State and Jazz All-State choirs. During the summer of 1998 Kate attended the Berklee College of Music Summer Performance Program in Boston, Massachusetts. There she received her first formal voice training and was encouraged to further pursue her interest in jazz. A year later, in the fall of 1999, Kate enrolled in one of the top jazz performance programs in the country at the University of Miami School of Music in Coral Gables, Florida. She spent six years at UM, earning her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Studio Music and Jazz Vocal Performance. While in Miami, Kate received Downbeat Magazine’s student award for Outstanding Solo Jazz Vocal Performance as well as numerous student Downbeat awards for her work Jazz Vocal I, University of Miami’s top jazz choir. Kate taught singing as a graduate assistant and began an active performing career as a jazz singer, including appearances with Kurt Elling, Kevin Mahogany, Elaine Elias, Carmen Lundy, Claudia Acuna and Will Lee. In the summer of 2005 Kate and her future husband, pianist, Joe Davidian, moved to central Vermont. While in Vermont Kate worked as a jazz vocal educator at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Johnson State College and Saint Michael’s College. Kate continued her active jazz performance career in Vermont, quickly becoming a local favorite. Early in 2006 Kate released her debut CD, You Stepped Out of a Dream, on Vermont label Sonic Mirage. The recording features Joseph Davidian (piano), John Rivers (bass), Geza Carr (drums), Nicholas Cassarino (guitar) and John McKenna (tenor saxophone.) Partial proceeds from the sales of You Stepped Out of a Dream will be donated to the Melissa Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to violence prevention and treatment. The album, like most of Kate’s repertoire, includes some of the genre’s best-loved songs and features a variety of instrumentation: intimate duo performances, a Nat “King” Cole-style swing tune and quartet arrangements, concluding with a live track from her Master’s recital in Miami. Kate and her husband Joe currently reside in Nashville, TN. While continuing to perform nationally, Kate is also a full time instructor of commercial voice and director of jazz vocal group, Jazzmin, at Belmont University.


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Just plain incredible!
The song selection on this CD is really fantastic. Classic, but not cliche. Musically, the instrumentals are extremely sharp and Kate's voice incredibly warm and smooth. I have played this CD for dozens of people and they are all just blown away. If you love jazz, you have to buy this one.


The way singers should sing!
Because Kate Paradise is so tasteful, musical, and seductive, her 'less is more' style of singing always leaves me wanting more. Couple that with the arrangements and a stellar personnel, these tunes always get stuck in my ear!

Seven Days

Paradise possesses a soft, expressive voice...
Kate Paradise's debut, You Stepped Out of a Dream, is the real thing - a CD full of memorable, old-school jazz standards straight out of the Great American songbook."

The Stowe Reporter

Kate Paradise is a valuable jazz singer...
More than just another pretty voice, Paradise has a stunning presence, and is an important addition to the Vermont musical landscape. Paradise is a special, rare musician. The sound is beautiful, the message is clear and that voice is radiant.


This CD is beautiful, I highly recommend it.
Kate's singing on this record is beautiful. Her communication of lyrics and tone color succeed in painting a picture with each song. The music swings in a relaxed and natural way. I highly recommend this CD.

andi frisbie

She has a voice beyond her years and is true to real jazz.
Loved the CD! Cranked it up in the car and someone stopped me at a light, and asked me where I got it??! You cannot deny when you hear it that Kate Paradise is up there with the best of jazz singers. Smooth as glass and tone like a mockingbird. She rocks no matter who your favorites are. Let's hear more from her.


Truly enjoyable!
After listening to Kate live in Vermont last year, I couldn't wait for her CD and it was worth the wait. Her voice is pure and strong and it shows in every song. I will look forward to more from Kate. If you want to experience a true artist, this CD is a must!