Katie Cavera

  • Katie is rhythm guitar specialist in the style of Freddie Green and Al Casey. She also plays hot 20’s plectrum and tenor banjo, New Orleans style string bass, and sings in the 20’s pop style of Helen Kane and Ruth Etting.

  • She attended Indiana University and studied jazz performance and composition with Dr. David Baker.
  • She works regularly in the Los Angeles area and plays traditional jazz festivals on the West Coast, both in bands and as a guest artist. Katie currently works at Disney California Adventure with the Ellis Island Boys.
  • Tenor Banjo and Guitar player for "A Recherche de Josephine," directed by Jerome Savary at the Opéra Comique in Paris. Katie has toured France, Spain, Germany, and Austria with the show.
  • Headlined (guest panelist and bandleader) San Francisco Girl Jam 2012 - a celebration of the contributions made by women in jazz music and dance.
  • Katie is a "Loar" (LH-600) Guitar performing artist and a member of ASCAP. 
  • Dubbed the “California Sunshine Girl” by novelist and jazz critic Jim Leigh because of her upbeat singing style and sunny stage personality.