Kat Edmondson probably shouldn't be a jazz singer. She's young, and from Austin, which means how she wound up singing jazz and not blues, country, folk or indie-rock is anyone's guess. (That said, if you're visiting the Capital City anytime soon, do yourself a favor and have a pint or two at theElephant Room
.) But jazz it is, and she's good at it -The New York Times
called Edmonson "promising" and "kittenish," while theBoston Globe
says her 2009 albumTake to the Sky
establishes that "she's already a confident interpreter of song." Of course, some of the songs Edmonson chooses to interpret onSky
are hardly anyone's idea of jazz - the Cardigans' "Lovefool," for example. But listen as she brings out the inner bossa nova in the Cure's"Just Like Heaven."
More traditional jazz fans, on the other hand, might prefer her take on Cole Porter's"Just One of Those Things."
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Either way, she's playing two nights atCezanne
9 p.m. Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, at Cezanne, 4100 Montrose (above the Black Labrador Pub), 713-522-9621 or http://www.blacklabradorpub.com/cezanne_about.html.