Mady Kaye has been singing ever since she learned to walk. Her training is in classical piano, flute and voice, with teaching certification in the Kodaly Method. This background gives her a flexibility of style and technique of unusual dimensions. Ms. Kaye had been delighting Texas audiences for the last thirty years and is recognized for her jazz styling, impeccable phrasing and improvised lyrics. Her 1999 one-woman Cabaret show, “A Tribute to Tin Pan Alley” was presented to sold-out houses at Austin’s Zachary Theatre Center. Her CD “Mady Kaye Goes Cabaret” is a splendid live recording of that show.
“Kaye is a skillful interpreter of Tin Pan Alley’s Classics, and when she gives voice to these masterpieces of wit and romance, she communicates all the craft, all the feeling that has made these songs the standards… Kaye’s polished technique makes every word clear, every clever phrase ring… her voice comes out like a taut thread of silk.”
-Robert Faires, Arts Editor, Austin Chronicle
Ms. Kaye has also presented other cabaret shows at Zach Theatre Center, including “Those Fabulous Forties,” and the acclaimed “The Magic of Mercer.” That show was most recently reprised in 2009, on the occasion of Johnny Mercer’s Centennial birthday celebration. A CD of that show was released in 2006: Mady Kaye Goes Cabaret, Volume 2: The Magic of Mercer.
Ms. Kaye’s jazz CD, “Songs for All Seasons,” debuted Mady Kaye the lyricist/songwriter.
“Sophistication and elegance are swooning under the spell of Kaye’s cool, seductive jazz stylings… Kaye sounds like she was born to duet with Mel Torme… she sings jazz – lives each note, breathes every line, inhabits every song.”
-Raoul Hernandez, Austin Chronicle Music Editor
Mady Kaye also leads two other musical groups: The Beat Divas and The Austin Carolers. She writes many of the food songs for the Beat Divas’ cooking classes, as well as most of the vocal arrangements for the Divas and The Austin Carolers. In addition to performing, Ms. Kaye is a recording studio vocal producer and a vocal instructor. The Austin Chronicle’s “Critic’s Picks” named her the best professional voice instructor in Austin.