Kathleen Bertrand and Friends
Kathleen Bertrand and Friends includes, of course, Kathleen Bertrand, as well as Chandra Currelley, Robin Latimore, Rhonda Thomas, Laura Coyle, Toni Redd and Myrna Clayton. Music directed and arranged by Phil Davis.
This three-octave vocal artist has received numerous honors including the Kuumba Award given by East Point/College Park Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, the inaugural Impact Award from Black Women In Jazz, as well as recognition by the United Negro College Fund as one of “Atlanta’s Legends” and by Spelman College with its distinguished “Alumnae Achievement Award for the Arts & Entertainment.” Most recently, she was named the 2015 “Jazz Vocalist of the Year” by the Black Women in Jazz organization. She has been an invited performer at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland on three occasions and has made multiple appearances at the Atlanta Jazz Festival (AJF), including as a 2012 headliner and in 2015 as part of the AJF’s Main Stage tribute to Nina Simone. In September of 2015, she performed to a sellout crowd at the historic Blues Alley in Washington, D.C.