Kathryn Radakovich studied classical voice and flute at the University of Idaho during her secondary education and then went on to pursue her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory and Music History. Her studies led her to Southern California where she obtained her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from CSU Fullerton in 2011. An established regular in the Denver jazz scene, Kathryn has performed at Nocturne, Dazzle, and La Cour with colleagues such as Annie Booth, Art Lande, John Gunther, John Stenger, Dru Heller, Amanda Williams, and more. Recent performance highlights include joining Maria Schneider and the CU Big Band for their performance of Schneider’s “Cerulean” as part of the Front Range Jazz Festival, and singing the world premiere of Annie Booth’s “Flowers of Evil” at the Dairy Arts Center. Also an active classical musician, Kathryn frequently solos with the leading classical ensembles: Colorado Bach Ensemble, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, and Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado. When not performing, Ms. Radakovich teaches jazz voice at Metropolitan State University Denver as well as leading the Early Music Ensemble.
Kathryn, (a Nocturne residency alumni), is joined by Gonzalo Teppa, Tom Amend, and Ryan Hayden as they explore songs and sounds in the jazz idiom that evoke sentiments of summer: timelessness, frivolity, summer love, samba, and more.