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Kathleen Holeman has been a working jazz vocalist,
pianist and trombonist in the greater Kansas City area and
the Ozarks for over 25 years, performing with many great
artists such as Gary Foster, Louie Bellson, Kim Park, and
the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. She has also performed in
Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi, Indiana and
Georgia for festivals, series and private events. She
directs the Ray Alburn Big Band and leads smaller combos in
clubs, restaurants and private venues. She has been a judge
at several jazz competitions, including the Iowa Vocal Jazz
Kathleen is Director of Vocal Jazz and Jazz Piano at Missouri Western State University, also teaching Aural Skills and serving as Music Theater music advisor. She holds a Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education with a vocal certification degree from Missouri Western State College and a Master of Music degree from University of Missouri–Kansas City. She directs the Missouri Western Vocal Jazz Ensemble, formed in 2009.
Kathleen has enjoyed working in many genres of music over the years, including country, salsa and rock, and was employed as a director of church music for over 25 years.
Kathleen loves to bring all of this experience and knowledge to her students, helping to create well-rounded musicians and educators at Missouri Western State University.