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Vocalist Kathy Lamar sings a diverse blend of jazz, R&B, soul, and pop hits pulled from many decades. One minute, you might hear a Sting or Bob Marley tune, and the next, an Ella Fitzgerald or Billy Holiday song. Her powerful voice and infectious laugh keep audiences coming back for more. No matter what she sings, Lamar’s performances are lively and her powerful voice wakes up a room. She truly loves to entertain and it shows.

 

About

Kathy Lamar grew up in Grand Rapids, MI and in 1980, moved to Las Vegas to sing with her friend, pianist Tex Richardson. During her 30-year career in Las Vegas, she sang backup and duos with musicians Wayne Newton, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, Lola Falana, and Robert Guillaume.

Lamar’s beautiful voice has been heard around the world. Since the early 1990s, she’s performed for months at a time in Japan, China, Taiwan, and Singapore.

She now lives in Grand Rapids where she performs with various local musicians as part of a duo, trio, and quartet.

Lamar was influenced by many different styles of music, from Ella Fitzgerald to Aretha Franklin, the Beatles, Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan and more.

“I sing jazz but I don’t consider myself to be a jazz singer,” Lamar says. “I sing a little bit of everything — whatever direction the spirit takes me.”

After singing for more than 40 years, Lamar feels blessed and says, “Singing is where I feel the most comfortable and I’m the happiest, especially when I see other people digging it, too — that’s the real gift.”

 

 

 
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schedule

Kathy Lamar will be performing at the following locations as part of a duo, trio, or quartet. If you’d like to inquire about having Kathy sing at your venue or event, please contact her for more information.

Now Every Friday at Noto's With Bob VanStee and Kevin Jones, 7-10pm

Aug 16th       Baldwin Pavillion - 7-9:15pm; Kathy Lamar and Crew

Aug 24th       JD Reardon's - 6:30 - 9:00pm; with Robin Connell and Kevin Jones 

Sept 3rd        Gull Landing, Pentwater, (weather permitting) - 7-11pm; with Bob VanStee, Dave Alves, Kevin Jones

Sep 17th       C3 Community Church, Grand Haven - 10-11am; with Bob VanStee

Oct 26th        One Trick Pony - 8-11pm; with Paul Lesinski, Kevin Jones, Robert Pace

Nov 16th        One Trick Pony - 8-11pm; with Paul Lesinski, Kevin Jones, Robert Pace

Dec 14th        One Trick Pony - 8-11pm; with Paul Lesinski, Kevin Jones, Robert Pace

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Please contact Kathy Lamar via email (below) or at 702-666-2366, and be sure to like Kathy Lamar on Facebook!