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Black Olive Jazz
Hometown: San Francisco
Web site: http://www.blackolivejazz.com
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Biography:
BLACK OLIVE JAZZ: Stanford teacher and actress, Kay Kostopoulos conceived Black Olive Jazz draws from her acting background and her Mediterranean heritage to establish a unique sound in Jazz, bringing this vision to audiences all around the San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring Kay on vocals with master musicians from the local jazz scene, Kay performs songs from film and the Broadway stage to jazz standards, culminating in an homage to such enduring masters as Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie and their groundbreaking offerings to the “world music” genre. www.blackoliveazz.com

“Beautiful voice with a wide range... Ms. Kostopoulos is equally skilled on ballads and uptempo material... Makes a strong case for being considered a major jazz singer”
Jazz Critic Scott Yanow
“Quintessential San Francisco Jazz”
Wayne Saroyan, Jazz West
“Wonderful lyrical imagery that transports the listener to another... Velvety vocal work”
Billboard
“Kay is a singer with good technique and beautiful tone”
Jazz Times

View from Telegraph Hill
http://www.cdbaby.com/Search/dmlldyBmcm9tIHRlbGVncmFwaCBoaWxs/0

As an actress, Kay played Cleopatra, and her original tune, written with Sax Master, Noel Jewkes, has Shakepearean influences, a former belly dancer, Kay plays finger cymbals in the intro and outro! Exotic and Sensual.
http://www.amazon.com/Cleopatra-Viper-feat-Noel-Jewkes/dp/B00NV7LYSQ

PRESS:
http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_27384231/stanford-professors-working-that-bebop?source=rss

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/lifestyle/20150206/when-it-comes-to-jazz-kays-a-jewel


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YouTube Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQl6w2uGDII&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBP2P82RgyA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b_UMCFVEb8









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