This one-of a- kind indie jazz vocal label, is the
brainchild of two of the world's leading young jazz
singers, Kitty Margolis and Madeline Eastman,
who are both its stars and its chief executives.
Smashing stereotypes about dueling divas and women
in jazz and in business, Eastman and Margolis are
long-standing friends, and feel their musical and
business collaboration in this unique company has only
deepened their mutual respect.
Mad-Kat was started in 1988, when the two singers
decided to take control of their own careers rather than
passively waiting to be discovered. Commanding total
artistic and commercial control, the two artists set an
extremely high standard, not just with their vocal
performances, but with the supporting cast--including a
who's who of jazz and blues stars such as Grammy
winner Joe Henderson, Tony Williams, Kenny Barron,
Phil Woods, The Turtle Island String Quartet, Joe
Louis Walker, Cedar Walton, Charles Brown and Roy
Hargrove-- and with threcording and packaging of their
beautifully produced recordings.
In fact, the production standards of
Mad-Kat recordings have equaled those of the major
labels, something which has not escaped the attention
of critics, radio programmers and the the public.
Both Eastman and Margolis have acheived
international prominence as a payoff for their risky
venture, receiving rave reviews all over the world for
their recordings, including DownBeat, Billboard, CD
Review, USA Today, Japan's Swing Journal, France's
Le Jazz Hot, Playboy and countless other national and
international newspapers and magazines. The happy
results of the Mad-Kat collaboration have been * * * *
* reviews and comments such as "the most intriquing
female vocalist to emerge so far in the '90's" from CD
Review and "one of the top jazz singers of the '90's"
from Jazz Forum.
Mad-Kat releases have consistantly topped the jazz
radio charts from coast to coast, and both singers have
have been voted "Talent Deserving Wider
Recognition" in the DownBeat International Critics'
Poll and headlined at some of the most prestigious jazz
festivals in the world, including the special Mad-Kat
Records Night concert presented by the San Francisco
Jazz Festival in 1994.
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