This Friday at Brighton Blue note, Hove actually we’ll be treated to a night of jazz by world class vocalist Cathy Segal Garcia who’s over in the UK at the moment. Cathy attended the Berklee School of Music from 1972 through 1975, where studied flute and Arranging and Composition . After college, she moved to San Francisco for a brief period, and then to Los Angeles in late 1975, where she still resides. Cathy Segal-Garcia is now a jazz singer, recording artist, educator, and composer based in Los Angeles. She has performed for over 30 years with literally hundreds of musicians, some of the more well known include Russell Ferrante, Tom Brechtlein, Marc Johnson, Gary Willis, Ted Greene, Jeff Richman, Mike Miller, Bob Sheppard, Peter Erskine, Kei Akagi, Joey Barron, Mike Lang, Diana Krall, John Robinson, David Benoit, Billy Childs, Joey Heredia, Sam Most, Carl Schroeder, Bill Berry, Don Menza, Dave Mackay, John Pisano…the list goes on. She has sung in styles that range from bebop to modern jazz.
In demand internationally and nationally for clinics, private teaching, compositions, live performances and studio recording, Cathy has traveled Australia, Argentina, throughout Europe, and Japan. In Los Angeles she presently is the Vocal Jazz Adjunct at both California State University of Los Angeles (CSULA) and Occidental College.
Cathy created The Vocal Workshop Network in 1997, hosting various clinicians, including herself, every month, sometimes several a month. These workshops cover performance, technique, preparation, studio work, jazz, blues, Brazilian, music business, internet.. anything that a singer would be interested in, and many times other musicians and non-musicians are in attendance as well.
We’ll be starting at 11pm Brighon Blue Note, 63 Church Rd, Hove, East Sussex underneath the Greenhouse Effect. With support bands starting 8pm from Brighton Jazz school. Free entry all night. The quartet will be completed with Dan Sheppard on double bass, Allan Cox on drums and myself on guitar.