New York City-based jazz singer-songwriter Kat Reinhert is no newcomer to the music industry: As a much sought-after music educator with one self-produced full-length record and two more on the way, Reinhert makes music for the soul; classy, colorful, and cozy.
On her upcoming album, Spark, releasing this August, Reinhert presents 13 instrumentally lush, vocally exquisite, lyrically moving tracks exuding with the gentlest production, allowing for tender treatment of the instruments, which are all so full in their own way. Opening track “Walk Into The Rain” is a bubbling, mellow song that highlights Reinhert’s gorgeous range and dabbles in coffee shop jazz while “Paper Bag” sounds like gears turning, with a unique pop-jazz rhythm and quizzical lyrics. The slightly haunting bossa nova “How Do You Know” launches at listeners with its moody instrumentation as lyrics like “Is love a verb or is love a word you must say?” make our heads spin in the best way. Including a special cover of Canadian rock band Rush’s hit song “Limelight”, Spark covers all the bases, providing twinkling classical melodies, poignant lyrics, and slick jazz rhythms.
Kat Reinhert proves on Spark that she is as versatile as she is signature, combining modern orchestral instrumentals with classical jazz influences, unafraid to experiment with tempo and song form, exhibiting a fearlessness that makes her music wonderfully one-of-a-kind.
BY NSD ON JULY 21, 2015 In a music world where songs are accessible more than ever to due to advanced technology, artists come and go, but for the most part the ones that remain leave a trace that keeps the listener coming back for more. Modern jazz artist Kat Reinhert is that artist and performs in her second independent release Spark thirteen topnotch jazz melodies that shine with dexterity and diversity.
Vocalist Kat Reinhert's Spark is a musical treatise on navigating the bends and sharp turns on the road of life. It's a journey of self discovery, personal expression, and empowerment, bravely put on display for all to hear....Reinhert finds that spark of inspiration that sets all good songs apart.
A true winner!
Maximum Ink Magazine
Exceptionally elegant ambrosia brimming in limber melodies, the fluid musings from New York City's Kat Reinhert flow like smoke over skyline twilights as champagne sunsets chase velvet shadows through sophisticated plays swooping and swooning in rich, thoughtful jazz.
Miami New Times
Spark is an achievement worthy of her pride. Its 13 tracks are clean and well crafted, merging Reinhert's storytelling with nuanced jazz musical arrangements. Each track includes improvisational breaks where her core band of Perry Smith on guitar, Ross Peterson on drums, and Sam Minaie and Peterson interchanging on bass get the chance to really let loose.
It's easy to enjoy, whether you're an avid jazz enthusiast or simply a fan of good songwriting. Reinhert's voice is rich and light, and her dedication to merging contemporary pop vocals with challenging instrumentation makes the experience all the more delightful. Lyrically, it tells the story of a woman who's found herself amid her own ruins, and in the end, she's better for it.
A voice like chocolate...
Miami New York Blog
A perfect soundtrack for the summer drives.
ZEAL Jazz and Cabaret
It's always a great moment when a jazz vocalist arrives with fresh voice, a savvy knack for composing originals and a theatrical poise of storytelling delivery.
Jazz Vocalist Kat Reinhert holds CD release at Rockwood Music Hall.
Asha Brodie Jazz
Kat Reinhert, melds the harmonic and improvisational qualities of jazz with the acute attention to lyric and storytelling often found in popular music, on her latest album, Spark, creating an audio-hybrid treat for the ears.
She does not shy away from difficult subject matter – including reflecting on her divorce as well as shame and body image insecurities – and creates a delivery that engages the listener to make the journey with her. Reinhert also delves into her love affair with New York City and its undeniable energy. Enlisting the skill and expertise of David Cook as producer and pianist, along with her virtuosic band, Spark truly delivers, bringing a new energy and dynamic to Reinhert‘s growing body of work.