Linda Kosut

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Linda Kosut, a San Francisco-based vocalist and nightclub entertainer, is best known for the ease she brings to her performances with her passionate and compelling vocal interpretations. The quality of her voice with its distinctive warm, dark sound, that rare talent to tell a story through a song's poetic images and her quick wit combine to leave audiences both entertained and moved. Linda makes any tune her own.

Over the past year, Kosut has been performing a tribute to jazz legend Oscar Brown Jr. Her Long as You're Living nightclub show has been presented at venues around the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles and has received national recognition. The CD of the same name, released this June 2007, is also receiving exciting reviews.

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"deserved a far longer run" – Don Heckman, Special to the L.A. Times

“a singer of great ability - conveys romance combined with an earthy heat? – Maxwell Chandler, Jazz Review

“[Kosut has] the musical chops and interpretive skill to do it justice.? – Roy Sander, formerly of Backstage and Citysearch

“held the audience spellbound? – Les Traub, Cabaret West & Cabaret Scenes

“bang in the groove ... slinky and sly in unraveling the blues ... shows her mettle as a jazz singer.? – Jerry D’Souza, All About Jazz

“Congratulations for getting this tribute right without just singing the words and playing the notes. Barrie Woodey, host - "Jazz 4A Sunday Night" CHRW 94.9FM

“Her CD [Life is but a dream] is as wonderfully diverse as it is diversely wonderful.? – Don Heckman, L.A. Times reviewer

she’s the real thing... a fantastic sense of dynamics …a perfect accompaniment to dinner with friends.? – Tom W. Kelly, San Francisco Bay Times

"a classy and intimate listening experience" - Rob Lester, Talkin' Broadway

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Linda, a New York native, grew up in a musical family and studied dance and piano as a young girl. After graduating college, she turned to the business world for her living while continuing to study both music and acting. In the late 1990's, several years after her move to San Francisco, Linda began singing again and by 2003, had released her highly acknowledged debut CD, "Life is But a Dream" an eclectic mix of jazz standards and popular tunes. The CD was selected as one of the top female vocalist recordings by Cabaret Hotline, New York.

She toured with her first one-woman show in 2005, playing New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. She's performed at many venues across the San Francisco Bay Area including sell-out performances at the Empire Plush Room and Jazz at Pearl's.

Linda co-founded the San Francisco vocal trio, The Kitchenettes, known for their swinging jazz renditions of food & lust related songs. Before their break-up to pursue solo careers, the group performed throughout California, in Italy, and in 2003, produced & recorded their CD "Dining at the Banquet."

Linda teaches performance technique, lyric interpretation and produces showcases for emerging vocal performers. She currently lives in San Francisco with her fiance, their 3 dogs, 2 chickens, 2 turtles, a rabbit and 40 aquariums!

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