Mary Kadderly

"Mary does indeed go zoom! Up one octave and down the other, and she'll steal your heart on the way. Her vocals are exceptional on the ballads, blues, and the pop tunes. the songs are very well crafted. An enjoyable listen."
-Cindy Hanson, KINK

"Mary Kadderly is a sincere and charming singer/songwriter."
-Marty Hughley, The Oregonian

"She's got confidence, technique and a passion for music that bursts out."
-Lynn Darroch, Jazz Now Magazine

"The gutsy vocals of Mary Kadderly can warm your bones, move your soul, and break your heart all in one set."
-Robert Mayfield, Willamette Week

"Her voice is silky smooth, articulate, with a sometimes smoky sexy resonance in the alto range."
-Wayne Thompson, Jazz Scene

Jazz/Pop Singer and Songwriter Mary Kadderly brings to the stage a most distinctive voice. Born in Portland, Oregon, Mary was surrounded by music throughout her childhood. In her teens, she began performing, getting her start singing in a jazz and blues band. "The first time I sang into a microphone, the music bug bit me hard. From then on I was hooked"' she says. At the age of 19, she started playing in hometown clubs, while studying Music and Theater Arts at Portland State University. Graduating in 1985, Kadderly was by then regularly performing in nightclubs, in concerts, and at festivals.
In 1991, she started her record label, MARYMARGERT music. MARYMARGERT music lists 3 titles: mary kadderly, downright bigtime, and I GO ZOOM (top-selling CD in the Northwest, 5 weeks in the top ten). She is about to begin her 4th recording project, another album of songs she has written.
Mary's latest release, I GO ZOOM (all original music) was nominated for best JAZZ and Blues album of 1999 and won her the opportunity to perform at the CLIFFORD BROWN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2000, while on an east coast tour.
Kadderly's music is played regularly on numerous radio stations all over the country: NPR's KLCC, KLRR, KSMF, KMHD and KRCL as well as KINK, KKJZ, K103, WJAA, and KNYC.
Mary, who also plays piano, continues to perform on the nightclub, concert and festival circuit throughout the country. She is currently writing music for an independent film, Open Mike.
Mary is an accomplished actress as well, most recently playing the part of a jazz singer in the Robert DeNiro movie, Men Of Honor. She has appeared in countless television/radio commercials and magazine ads.
Kadderly is on the faculty of two Oregon Colleges, Portland State University and Portland Community College. She also has a thriving private practice teaching singing, piano, and music theory.


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