• Elizabeth Gildea

Kat Keturah

Kat Keturah [pronounced ka-CHUR-a] is one of Charleston, South Carolina's leading vocalists, earning her the moniker “Charleston’s Darling of Jazz”. She is also a devoted mother of three, the evening radio personality on gospel radio station Heaven 100.1, and an award-winning author. 


Born in New Hampshire, she began writing music at the age of 14 and recorded her first song that same year. To date, she has written and recorded over 20 original songs.  

Before she was one of Charleston's top singers, she served as a flight medic in the US Air Force.


When Keturah moved to Charleston she was introduced to the overwhelming and powerful influence of southern gospel and the blues. Earthy and full of soul, her voice ranges from soothing and sultry with a poignant depth, to being a true powerhouse sound that is full of grit and growl and will blow you away. Her "combination of a soulful voice and a faithful soul has produced a sound that will touch your heart and stir your memories." 


She has performed as the opening act for Emmy-nominated Julianne Hough and Grammy Award -winner Bill Champlin from the band Chicago. Featured in the Charleston Blues Revue, she was also a regular at two now-closed Charleston jazz venues, The Mezz, and How Art Thou Café, where she performed with the Oscar Rivers Jazz Quartet. She was nominated for Charleston’s Top Female Vocalist in the Charleston City Paper's "Best of Charleston" issue and has competed in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge. Keturah is the lead singer of Deepwater Blues, and leads both a blues and jazz band under her name. 


Kat Keturah will be performing at Forte Jazz Lounge on Friday, October 9th. To hear more of her music, visit https://soundcloud.com/katketurah. To contact the artist, find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KattKeturah.




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