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Kat Edmonson grew up in Houston and credits her mother for getting her acquainted with music from the Great American Songbook. She began singing at age four, writing songs at age nine and at 19 she decided to try out for the second season of “American Idol,” where she made it to the final 48 in Hollywood. She’s gone on to perform with fellow Texan Willie Nelson, open for Smoky Robinson, tour with Boz Scaggs, perform at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival and headline the Taichung Jazz Festival in Taiwan. Kat Edmonson’s sophomore album Way Down Low is out now on Spinnerette Records where it reached #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and #1 iTunes singer-songwriter chart. The New York Times called Edmonson “a promising young jazz singer with a kittenish voice and an amiably relaxed style,” while The Boston Globe said, “Edmonson might be the most promising American jazz singer to come along since Cassandra Wilson."