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Katherine Whalen

Katherine Whalen

Following in the wake of three mega-successful recordings with the eclectic Squirrel Nut Zippers, including 1996’s platinum-selling Hot and last year’s Perennial Favorites, singer Katherine Whalen is stepping out to test the solo waters with Jazz Squad, her debut on Mammoth Records.

“I felt like I was needing some extra-curricular stimulus apart from the Zippers,” says the North Carolina chanteuse, whose dark, alluring voice has been frequently and favorably compared to Billie Holiday. “I felt like I needed to sing with a piano player and sing with some other horn players and really tackle some real jazz…more standard stuff.”

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