The Great Jazz Singers : Katharine Timoney
August 13th 2021
Katharine Timoney is a jazz vocalist and songwriter from Northern Ireland. She is the recent winner of the BBC Platform Award in the Jazz Category sponsored by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland. As part of the award, she performed her songs with The Ulster Orchestra at a BBC concert in The Ulster Hall, Belfast in May 2019 and also at the BBC NI Proms in 2020. Katharine released her debut album ‘Man of Mine’ in 2016 which was included in ‘Best New Releases of 2016’ by BBC Radio Ulster’s presenter Linley Hamilton. She regularly performs at jazz festivals, most notably Cork Guinness Jazz Festival and Sligo Jazz Project. Katharine has recently recorded her next record with producer Ben Castle due for release in 2021.
Katharine will be singing the music of American singer and actress Julie London, who was one of the most famous jazz singers of the 1950s and 1960s. Known for her sultry, intimate vocals London’s recording of “Cry Me A River” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001. Katharine will be joined by the Scott Flanigan Trio for tonight’s concert.