KatieCat & Cain
When KatieCat & Cain teamed up in San Diego, California in 2008, the chemistry was immediately evident with the melding of two rich and diverse musical backgrounds. John was already an established entertainer and local celebrity. Katie was a newcomer to Southern California, having lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for all of her life. Their artistry and passion grew as they charted a musical journey together, performing the best of many genres, including jazz, blues, Bossa Nova, Americana, retro-pop and international favorites. KatieCat & Cain have since enjoyed many musical and life adventures. In 2016 they married and took a two year honeymoon in Cuenca, Ecuador, where they set up their own venue and entertained both the locals and expats. They are now happy to be performing and making their home in New Orleans, LA.
John Cain was born in Seattle, Washington to a musical family and began to work professionally as a bass player at the age of 15. Over half a century later, John is a seasoned musician and entertainer. In addition to his primary identity as a pianist and singer, he plays a multitude of instruments, sings in five languages and tells some pretty good jokes in between! John’s other talents include song writing, music orchestration, arranging, conducting and music production. He also wrote a memoir entitiled “Life’s a Good Gig”, which was nominated for best non-fiction in The San Diego Book and Writer’s Awards. He was an educator for both The Advocates For Classical Music-San Diego Symphony and The SoCal Jazz Society in San Diego, California, where he made his home for many years.
KatieCat Katie Catinella was born in Napa, California. She studied classical voice, guitar and theater arts at San Francisco State University. After graduating, she honed her skills as a musician in a variety of Bay Area ensembles, including The Oakland Symphony Chorus. She continued her music education at The Jazz School in Berkeley, California and was a regular attendee at Jazz Camp West in La Honda, California for many summers. She worked as a jazz vocalist in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to San Diego in 2006 to join the jazz quintet “Blackbird Jazztet” as lead vocalist. She was also an educator for The SoCal Jazz Society in San Diego, California.