Cosmic Kat is a band rooted in the deep traditions of jazz, funk, R&B and pop, but with a twist – the young musicians comprising the group are employing these raw materials to point the way toward the music’s future. Whether digging deep into a classic Herbie Hancock chart, or finding the funk and jazz within a Bob Marley classic, Cosmic Kat marries serious instrumental virtuosity with the soulful concision of great R&B.
Influenced by classic artists like Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Earth Wind & Fire, and James Brown, Cosmic Kat ia also a product of the here and now, claiming the likes of the Robert Glasper Experience, Victor Wooten, Hiatus Kaiyote, Snarky Puppy, Chris “Daddy” Dave, and Dirty Loops as current inspirations.
After only their second live performance, Cosmic Kat won the Mountstock “Battle of the Bands” in September and is presently in the midst of writing tunes for its debut album, Cosmic Kat is gigging in and around Western New York on a steady basis. Check ’em out!