Cate Cox is a bi-coastal performer, specializing in jazz vocals ranging from the 1920s to 1950s, as well as 1960s rock n’ roll. Her voice has been compared to the soothing tones of Norah Jones and to the silky sound of a reed instrument. The presence she brings to both stage and lyric is sincere, smoldering, and honest. After several New York performances, Cate moved to New York permanently in the summer of 2010. Since her arrival, Cate has held The New York Botanical Garden Residency for two consecutive years, performed in over 15 professional cabarets at a variety of venues, including the famed Metropolitan Room and the equally infamous Duplex Black Box. Last year, she completed production of her show, "ON THE UP AND UP," which debuted in October 2011 and has been invited back for more bookings. She was accepted into the acclaimed Perry-Mansfield Intensive and studied with “Reigning Queen of Cabaret,” Andrea Marcovicci, musical theater legend, Karen Mason, and musical directors, Shelly Marklam, David Ganes, and Barry Kleinbort. Major performances include The 150th Compari Bitter Party Bash to celebrate the liquor’s 150th birthday and the Sun Valley cabaret.
Cate currently studies advanced acting technique training from Alice Spivak at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, as well as jazz vocal studies at The New York Jazz Academy. She trained classically in voice for six years before leaving the arts to pursue her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She returned to the stage professionally, after re-tooling her voice for two years, in 2009. She studied at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London, England and The American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in performance technique. Her jazz and vocal studies include opera singer, Sharon Davis, and jazz vocalists, Vicki Burns and Sharman Duran. She received her BA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University and her graduate degree in existential psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies.