Kate Loitz won the 2006 Bistro Award from Back Stage for "outstanding excellence in cabaret performance." Critic David Finkle asks, "Where has she been all of our lives?"
Kate made her lifetime debut in Akron, Ohio, in December, 1949. Like most of us, she has known the joys and sorrows of life across its most telling dimensions: youth and maturity, war and love, home and foreign lands. I'M GLAD I'M NOT YOUNG ANYMORE is an anthology of those experiences, a tuneful sharing of romantic notions and fateful choices that resonate truthfully with those who have gained the kind of wisdom that comes from having done many things--not always well, but knowing that ambitious attempts can offer the greatest rewards.
Kate's approach to music mirrors her approach to life. Formed in the coffee houses of her college years, refined on the musical stage, and ultimately honed in the cabarets of New York and Chicago, her vocals range from beautifully sentimental to raucously suggestive. The selections here include memorable standards and some rarely heard should-be standards, reflecting the vagaries of living and the inexplicably subtle differences that distinguish between life's successes and failures. From Pompeii to Paris, from innocence to irreverence, from buoyancy to bereavement, Kate's is the voice of a fiery human spirit, surmounting all challenges and finding the most marvelous words and tunes with which to capture each moment.
The CD features Robert Marks on piano, John Loehrke on bass and Jeremy Harris on drums. The exceptional arrangements, including the remarkable medleys, are by Robert Marks. Produced by Larry Harlow.
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