Katerina Brown, a sought-after vocalist from Saint-Petersburg Russia, now brings her vocal talent, and skills to the Bay Area performing concerts, lecturers and education.
She was the Main soloist and Ensemble Vocalist for 5 years with The Jazz Orchestra as part of The Cultural Centre of General Directorate of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, St. Petersburg.
Katerina studied at The University of Cultural and Art in Saint-Petersburg. She graduated in 2015 with Special Honors as a Concert Vocalist, Ensemble Soloist, and Lecturer.
Katerina also continued her vocal training in New York and The San Francisco Bay Area with Gabriel Goodman - Professor of the Berklee Voice Department, Boston, MA; JD Walter - Vocal Instructor of The Prince Claus Conservatory in Groningen, Netherlands; Raz Kennedy - Vocal Instructor of The California Jazz Conservatory, Berkeley, CA, and others. Recently Ekaterina became a student at the Complete Vocal Institute in Denmark - Europe's largest institute for professional singers. She is enrolled in a 3-year program which will earn her a teaching credential as an authorized CVT teacher and she will be the first Russian native to present this vocal technique to the world.
Katerina has performed at The Warfield Theatre, Yoshi’s (Oakland), Stritch Jazz Cafe, California Jazz Conservatory, SF Jazz Center, Black Cat, and already has performed with such notable NY and Bay Area musicians as Akira Tana , Adam Shulman, Charles Mc Neal, Peter Horvath, Mike Olmos , Mads Tolling, Kenny Washington, Celso Alberti, Jason Lewis, to name a few .
In 2016 Katerina became featured vocalists/soloist with the SF Jazz Monday Night Big Band as well as one of the finalist winners of Living Jazz Search West 2016.
She has just finished her debut CD “Mirror”. The project features some wonderful musicians including Airto Moreira, Kenny Washington, Akira Tana, Mads Tolling, Adam Shulman. The CD is produced by Gary Brown.
Katerina’s versatility is accompanied with a rare honest, sensual and creative style all her own. Audiences everywhere have been seduced and thrilled by her natural charisma and joy in performing.
As a vocal instructor, Katerina has been working at Orange Music Studio for over three years now.
She primarily teaches a vocal technique developed by the Complete Vocal Institute in Denmark, which based on the four main subjects. They are, the three overall principles - to ensure healthy sound production; the four vocal modes; sound colors – to make the sound lighter or darker and effects – to achieve specific sound effects. By combining elements of these four subjects, you can produce precisely the sounds you want. You will also be able to pinpoint your specific problems and mistakes, and you can focus on which techniques you wish to work on.
In conjunction with this, she teaches basic performance skills, stage etiquette, vocal improvisation, phrasing, interpretation, and other skills.
At our studio Katerina works mostly with kids 7+ or adults at all levels and teaches all contemporary vocal styles. She works with individual students as well as with small groups, and vocal ensembles. Katerina Brown receives joy in helping her students to achieve their goals and truly believes "Everyone can learn how to sing".