Kitty And The Katz

Kitty and the Katz (The artists formerly known as Jack’s Cats, sans Jack)

We enjoyed a standing room only event at this summer's Halifax Jazz Festival and are busy performing around Halifax and at the wonderful Mateus Bistro in Mahone Bay!
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During its brief but action packed run, Jack's Cats quickly became a very popular swing dance music group in Halifax. We were nominated for a Music Nova Scotia Award, performed at the Halifax Jazz Festival, recorded a live album at the Music Room, won Bronze in The Coast's “Best of Jazz Group" category, were interviewed by The Chronicle Herald's Stephen Cooke and CBC TV's Colleen Jones, and performed gigs around Halifax from 2012- 2014. And we had a blast doing it!

When Jack decided to return to his roots in California, the Cats quickly concluded that we enjoy playing together so much that we have to keep on swingin’ - so we regrouped as Kitty and the Katz - and the musical camaraderie continues.

Kitty Farmer is the headliner with her versatile voice and theatrical approach to the classics and the American Song Book. We're delighted to have the amazing Charlie Doucet (talk about a resume!) and the talented George Ewanick joining us. Original core members, Band Leader, the dynamic Gordon Fader; everybody's favouite drummer Dave Skinner; and cool guitarist Dylan Quinn complete this exciting new group.

While incorporating much of the Jack’s Cats repertoire, our style is a little more varied, drawing on the interests and vast experience of the Katz.

Audiences are already enjoying listening and dancing to our Swingin' Bluesy Jazz stylings.

Inspired by Jack, we recorded a Kitty and the Katz live album, featuring our original tune, "Where’s That Cat?" as well as several of our favourite classic Jazz songs from the 40s, 50s, and 60s on March 14 at The Music Room.

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