Mark “Deadly” Smedly
Malvin Massey, WUMR Focus on the Arts
Andrea Stick, WGLT
“She thinks like a musician” is one of the finest compliments you can give a jazz vocalist, and Detroit native Kathy Kosins is often at the tail end of that comment. In the 80s Kosins worked with legendary producer Don Was, among others, and later toured with Was/Not Was. Though jazz was always a part of her musical tastes, it was in the early 90s when she fell hard for jazz, and hasn’t looked back. Her latest CD release on Resonance Records is titled “To The Lades Of Cool”…
Larissa Hale, WJSU
Hans Ahlström, WNMU
Chris Cooke, KIOS
Jazz in the Afternoon host Chris Cooke interviews Kathy Kosins, veteran jazz vocalist. Her new recording, To The Ladies of Cool, is a toast to four of the most important vocalists in jazz, Chris Connor, Anita O’Day, June Christy and Julie London. In a wide-ranging interview, Kosins discusses the creative process behind the new disc as well as her influences and busy career as an in-demand vocalist.