Musician: plays bass and viola. aspires to play accordion.
Artist: Computer Art
• CD covers and promotional material for independent musicians and record labels, schools, churches, concert series, small businesses, etc.
• Interesting misc. cool projects, like unique invitations, t-shirts...
• Art for art's sake (like the paintings on our sunroom ceiling and bathroom floor).
in a Nutshell
Kathy was born into a big wonderful family of classical musicians, and grew up singing/performing with them. Her formative years were spent in Oklahoma, junior high in Texas, and high school in New Jersey. After several colleges in as many years, she graduated from University of Colorado at Denver on a Gannett Broadcasting Media Scholarship (thank you) with a B.S. in Music: Scoring and Arranging. She studied computer art and animation in the '90s.
Kathy now combines her love of music and art by designing CD covers for musicians and independent recording labels, and produces support materials for musicians, artists, craftsmen, educators, etc.
(Vic Schermer's interview with kathy on AllAboutJazz.com)
(Curt Yeske's article in the Times)
DISCOGRAPHY of Kathy's CD Designs:
(alphabetical by artist/band; if you have a link, let me know...)
on the Dreambox Media Label:
The Antfarm Quartet: The Antfarm Quartet
Brian Betz: Without a Doubt
Leslie Burrs: Impressions of Another You
Leslie Burrs: Blue Harlem, Black Knight
Suzanne Cloud: Looking Back
Denis DiBlasio: Perpetual Baggage Claim
Denis DiBlasio: Rhino
Denis DiBlasio: Reflections of Childhood/Duets
Eddie Green : Shades of Green
Darryl Hall: Subtle Touch
Wendell Hobbs: Eastern Standard Time
Miss Justine: The Many Moods of Miss Justine
Ron Kerber: Round in Circles
Tom Lawton: Retrospective/Debut
Jim Miller: Miller Time - If It's Not One Thing...
John Pastin: Potenza
Jim Ridl: jim ridl's door in a field
Jim Ridl: The Jim Ridl Trio LIVE
Jim Ridl: Blues Liberations
Gina Roche: Dawning of a New Way
Rowan University Percussion Ensemble
Rowan University Percussion Ensemble: Celebration Suite
Rowan University Percussion Ensemble: Stained Glass
Rowan University Percussion Ensemble: Nosferatu
Rowan Univ. Lab Band: Collaboration
Rowan Univ. Jazz Band & Faculty: Live: Tribute to Buddy Rich
Lawrence J. Stewart: Bassoon Audition Solos
JD Walter: Sirens in the C-House
JD Walter: 2 Bass, a Face and Some Skin
on Hipnotic Records:
Orrin Evans: Seed (with Imani Records)
Matthew Parrish: Circles
Jeff Ray: The Walk-Up
on Imani Records:
Imani Records Sampler
Orrin Evans and The Band: Live at Widener University
Orrin Evans: Deja Vu
on Muse Records:
Pat Martino: Interchange (photography)
Pat Martino: Night Wings (artwork)
on the Synergy Music label:
Jim Ridl: five minutes to madness and joy
with R&L Records:
Peter Paulsen Quintet: Three-Stranded Cord (layout)
on Vectordisc Records:
Ron Thomas: Scenes from a Voyage to Arcturus
on Windfall Records:
Jim Love & The Blue Groove: Gather 'Round
Paul Spencer Adkins: How Can I Keep From Singing?
Brian Betz: Up and Running
Kolleen Bowers: The Veil
Brad Kemp : b-radius
Brooks-Lytle: His Ways
Robert Brosch: Microcosmos
Rosie Carlino : So In Love With You
Groove Apparatus: The Enlightened Ones
Robert H. Henderson: RH Positive
Johnny Roy & The RubTones: Call Johnny Roy!
Manhattan Saxophone Ensemble: The Dogwalk
Pat Martino: Seven Sketches (1987-1998)
Joseph Mayes: The Schoole of Musicke
Joseph Mayes: Parlour Gems
Gay Pearson: Alone, Independent and Unresolved
Gay Pearson: What Are You Doing New Year's Eve, 1999.987654321.?
Gay Pearson: Nature Girl
Nassau Presbyterian Children's Choirs: Oh, What a Wonderful Gift!
Nassau Presbyterian Choirs with Dave Brubeck: Hold Fast to Dreams
Jane Norman: Madly In Love
Jane Norman: Music For Pet Lovers Series (4 cds)
Quick Peak: Silverlining
Quick Silver Jazz: QuickSilver Jazz
David Bennett Thomas: The Music of David Bennett Thomas - Vol. One
Sunny Wilkinson: A Quiet Time (promo)
The Shambells: Exit wounds
Nina Bundy: SImply Natural
Tom Smialek: The Saxophone Craze
Springfield High School Orchestra: That We Might Live
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