Cabaret Scenes Magazine

" ... the music wraps around Kosut’s warm alto, harkening back to the golden era of female vocalists like Libby Holman, Ethel Merman and Gertrude Lawrence, all for whom Green wrote and arranged."

Girl Singers

"Wonderfully winsome - undeniably endearing, this disc is highly recommended."


Singer marks 70th with panache, jellybeans and flats
By Woody Weingarten Marinscope contributor Mar 29, 2016

Linda Kosut stepped into muted blue Society Cabaret spotlights in San Francisco’s Hotel Rex and took a breath. The singer bowed a tad more than an hour later, having radiated warmth, humor and reminiscences in an amazingly well-paced concert with dazzling breadth. 

Linda’s renderings ranged from jazz standards to pop to folk to protest songs — Linda was at her best. And that’s undeniably good. The gig was intended to celebrate her birthday — as one of two million-plus baby boomers that started turning 70 on Jan. 1 [2016].

In all, the show was a testament to aging, immigration (“We are all the children and grands and great-grands of immigrants,” Linda proclaimed) and a zest for life. Also established, via the lesser known ballads Linda undoubtedly chose because of their ability to pinpoint one aspect or another of the oldening process, was that she was a master researcher of music.




"We keep spinning it. Wonderful recording. It deserves to be heard!"

"There are numerous American Songbook treasures to discover and enjoy in this exceptional collection by Linda Kosut and some of the finest Bay Area musicians" - Bob Golden. VP, Marketing, Carlin America Publishing NY

Cabaret Hotline Online

" ... tonight I sit here and watch a gal who already has my respect, WOW me once again with a great band (Tedd Firth, Tom Hubbard, Jeff Lederer & Joe Abba) and vocals and energy but it's also her song choices and what she does with them that makes a person sit up and say, "She's FANTASTIC!" She's got what ya can't buy ... CHARM."  

San Francisco Bay Times

"... vivacious songstress — attired in a spring silk dress in crimson — sailed through an evening of music that was lush, heartfelt, full of beautiful storytelling"

International Review of Music

"San Francisco-based jazz/cabaret vocalist Kosut —amazing Bay Area canary — brings her skills as an actress to her insightful interpretations of songs underscored with a fusion of jazz, pop and folk" 

Los Angeles Times

"Two years after his death at the age of 78, the creative legacy of this African American from Chicago is beginning to receive some attention via the efforts of an unlikely source: singer Linda Kosut, a self-described "white Jewish girl from the Bronx." On Tuesday, "Long As You're Living" made it to the Jazz Bakery for a one-night presentation. It deserved a far longer run."

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