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A “triple jazz threat” -Jazz Weekly, Kate Hamann is an award-winning trumpet player,
vocalist, and composer based in Miami, Florida. Influenced by genres such as
singer-songwriter, neo-soul, and Brazilian music, Hamann brings a fresh and inviting sound to
jazz. Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, Hamann started playing the trumpet at 10 years old, and
as her passion grew, she attended the Interlochen Arts Academy (‘18) to study jazz and
classical trumpet. She then went on to the Frost School of Music (‘22) and studied with renown
musicians including Brian Lynch, Etienne Charles, and John Daversa. “Confident and delightful”
-All About Jazz describes her latest release, “Momentary Beauty”. Hamann’s first full length
album tells a long love story; feelings of butterflies and joy followed by the hardships love can
bring, and finally a sad ending that describes the feeling of grief when a loved one passes. By
using her trumpet and voice as complementary forms of expression, she aims to bridge the gap
between instrumental and vocal music. With her composing, Hamann creates music that tells a
story to any listener, regardless of “genre.” Aside from her work as a leader, she has also played alongside acclaimed musicians including John Daversa, Maria Schneider, Dafnis Prieto, Jennifer Hudson, Rutshelle Guillame, and many more. Hamann currently serves as instructor of brass at
Miami Country Day School and professor of trumpet at Miami Arts Charter School.

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