Kissing Bug (2010)

by Hetty Kate

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"Hetty’s got a lovely relaxed way of singing that puts listeners at ease" Steve Robertson, 3RPC Portland (Australia)

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In December 2009 Hetty arrived in a snow-covered New York, fresh from a stint singing in Santiago, Chile. Though always fun to be in the Big Apple, this time was extra special as three of her friends were ready to join her in the recording studio.

Part of the joy of recording is the indelible memory 'stamp' the time in the studio creates, and that afternoon with Art, Tal and Dan is one she treasures. After spending a few moments running through the selection with the band, they recorded, and the final result is sophisticated and effortless. Masterfully mixed and mastered by the exceptional Michael Perez Cisneros.

The song 'Young At Heart' was selected for an old beau, and 'Kissing Bug' has been a song Hetty has included in her regular repertoire for many years, and has become a favourite of her audiences! 'You Turned The Tables On Me' is an homage to incredible swing singer Anita O'Day, and 'Easy To Love' is a nod to Hetty's favourite Sarah Vaughan album.

We hope you enjoy the album, and thank you for listening!

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"Beautiful enchanting and some fine reworking of Jazz Standards a big future ahead!” Christian Bragg, Head of Music, Jazz FM (UK)


released January 1, 2011

Hetty Kate - Voice
Art Hirahara - Piano
Tal Ronen - Double Bass
Dan Aran - Drums

Recorded / Mixed / Mastered by Michael Perez Cisneros
Brooklyn NYC 2010



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