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Kat Edmonson at Scullers

Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, Mass.; Nov. 10, 2009

Kat Edmonson (photo by Jon W. Hammond)

Kat Edmonson tells a story about her American Idol experience. She says she made it as far as Hollywood, but that was the end of the line; the judges said she lacked star power. Man, did they ever get that one wrong.

The tiny Texas-born singer recently brought her evocative style to Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, along with a five-piece band that was anything but just backup. They opened the evening with pianist Kevin Lovejoy’s inventive arrangement of “Summertime,” one of Edmonson’s favorite tracks on her recent CD, Take to the Sky (Convivium).

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