Catherine Costa has been a purveyor of words and music for as long as she can remember. A poet, singer, songwriter and improvisational performer, her music career began when Catherine started singing jazz standards with the Dan Bremer Jazz Ensemble in the NYC area. She performed with that group for nearly 7 years before moving to Florida in 1995. Since then, Catherine has performed with the Fred Johnson Jazz Group, notably at the Clearwater Jazz Festival in 2005, and has made musical appearances at events hosted by the International Association of Moxy Women for the past three years.
Catherine sings, plays guitar, percussion and Native American flute, performing her original folk and world-based music with her husband, Barry Skeete under the auspices of Red-tailed Music. As an off-shoot, she has created the Red-tailed Project bringing together the talents and innovations of many musicians to perform improvisational, inspirational and celebratory music. She is also a founding member of the “Asana Posse”, a diverse group of musicians that provides music for kirtan, yoga and meditation. She has recently formed a jazz group with pianist Norman Thalheimer and percussionist Barry Skeete to revisit her first love; singing jazz.
Catherine is celebrating the release of her first CD of original music, “Because I Have a Song”. Visit her website at www.redtailedmusic.com.