Linda Kosut's Profile

About me:Linda is a jazz/cabaret vocalist with strong acting chops who effortlessly weaves through differing genres - a delightful fusion of jazz, pop & folk.

Growing up in New York City and transplanted to San Francisco over 20 years ago, Linda only began pursuing her dream of performing a few years ago as she approached “boomer” status, and she has not stopped since. "I am sure that I am not alone in my journey to satisfy a creative bug I've had my whole life; but one that up until nearing 'retirement' status, I did not pursue," says Linda. "My excitement of doing my dreams translates to my audience. I have nothing to give but myself and I know that I give that to them. They tell me how I have inspired them. It is my sheer pleasure to do so."

Her recent national tour – a deeply heartfelt tribute to the late jazz great Oscar Brown Jr., celebrated her sophomore CD and garnered packed houses, awards and national recognition. The Los Angeles Times’ Don Heckman said of her, “… a style of her own with its warm, dark sound and articulate, theatrically trained phrasing, deserved a far longer run.” And the San Francisco Bay Times wrote, “[She] is the real thing. Multi-talented Kosut knows just when to play it small and quiet and when to let ‘er rip … A perfect accompaniment to dinner with friends.”

Last year, Kosut received BackStage Magazine’s 2008 BISTRO/BMI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RECORDING. She also received nominations for BEST FEMALE JAZZ VOCALIST and BEST JAZZ RECORDING from MAC, Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs; plus the Cabaret Hotline 2008 MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARD.
Member Since:September 14, 2006
Last Login:May 15, 2010
Location:San Francisco, CA
Music means to me:I only recently (in the past 6 years) committed myself to my music. To keep putting one foot in front of the other and see where the journey takes me. So far, I am very pleased with the result. I have had more success than I ever thought I would achieve.

One of my dearest friends in New York, who is a very talented performance coach, once shared the "secret to success." "Keep doing it!" she said. And she is right.

I recommend that once you find your passion, don't worry about the result. If you keep doing it, you can only get better. Will you get great? Who knows; but better, yes.
Schools:PS 86, The Bronx, NY
John Peter Tetard JHS 143, The Bronx, NY
Walton High School, The Bronx, NY
C.C.N.Y., New York city, NY
General Interests:Graphic design
Other Distractions:My fiance, our grandchildren, our dogs and our chickens!


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