The reviews are starting to come in and I am so happy that the new CD is getting so much love. Here are some of the things being said about Songbook of the Américas:
“Vocalist Kat Parra is arguably the ideal ambassador to map a musical tour of the Americas… her transcontinental journey is impressively expansive.”
JazzTimes by Christopher Loudon (July, 2016 Issue, pg. 70)

“Parra shows that she is a remarkable interpreter not only of Jazz, but of the dramatically different Latin idioms… As a vocalist Kat Parra is vivid and bright. Her music gleams with vitality and brilliance of invention and this shines forth in the strongest and most appealing musical colours in this recording.”
World Music Report by Raul da Gama:

“The voice is an instrument. And Kat Parra is a virtuoso… There’s an organic flow to Parra’s singing style that captivates.”
Pop Culture Classics by Paul Freeman:

Always adventurous yet simultaneously wholly accessible, Kat Parra is a highly talented and very gifted musician.”
Jazz Mostly:

“Parra’s style is strong, sensitive and most of all accessible. Kat Parra wrote, performs on, and co-arranged many of the songs on this special musical journey that spans several musical styles with an adventurous spirit and cultural influences.”
AXS Entertainment by Paula Edelstein: LA Music Examiner:

Parra nails her bebop credentials in Wouldn’t It Be Sweet, an outstanding delivery of original lyrics, vocalese & scatting on Charlie Parker’s Au Privave.”
BeBop Spoken Here:

“Songbook of the Americas is superb fun with splendid arrangements and sublime musical performances. Kat Parra, with Murray Low and other arrangers, have crafted an album of amazing traditional pieces, reframed within a Jazz setting, and delivered with exquisite virtuosity and passion.” The Jazz Owl by Travis Rogers, Jr.

Songbook of the Américas is now available at, and iTunes


  May 21, 2016