Whether you've seen her on stage in the city's various jazz clubs or as the singer and lead role in Cirque du Soleil's Quidam, Kathryn Samman is a regular on the Montreal music scene. With guitarist François Jalbert, she formed the indie folk group Little Misty. Having surrounded themselves with their best friends and musicians in town, the band tries to blur the lines of folk, bluegrass and progressive rock. Their eponymous debut album, released in February 2020, was warmly received by critics both in Quebec and internationally.
For the past 5 years, Kathryn has toured in Quebec, Canada and Europe with the group Bellflower, for which she is a backing vocalist and percussionist. She is also a singer in the project Charbonneau ou les valeurs à' bonne place, recipient of the Prix Opus for the best jazz show of the year (2019) and the best jazz album at the Prix Gamiq (2018).
Kathryn holds a Masters degree in Jazz and Popular Vocal Performance from Laval University as well as a Bachelors degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of Montreal.
She is currently pursuing a PhD in Music Education, specializing in vocal pedagogy, and is on the brink of becoming an Estill Master Trainer of Estill Voice Training.