"[Kai] is the whole package from head to toe" Jazzwise
"A thoroughly enjoyable, lively, sassy, whirlwind of songs sung and played well" Bebop Spoken Here
"An insatiable joie de vivre rare in these cynical times" Marlbank
"Jazz forgets, all too often, the virtues of the entertaining and the joyful. Hoffman doesn't..." All About Jazz.
SONGS OF DESIRE is the brand new show from New England-native and vintage music aficianado Kai Hoffman. Songs range from her outstanding original material to the songs of the great jazz divas including Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee. Kai will be accompanied by outstanding pianist Gunther Kurmayr.
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Kai Hoffman has a growing international reputation, performing headline shows at venues all over the world as well as a seven-year residency at London's Ronnie Scott's. Kai has just released her second solo album "Luckiest Girl Alive," dedicated to the hard-working women of the 1950s.
Kai has three previous releases under her belt "Do It While You Can" with Kai Hoffman Quartet (2013), "Hey Boy! Hey Girl!" with Ray Gelato and the Giants (2011) and "Jump, Jive and Swing'" with Kai's Cats (2010).