Kerry-Anne Kutz is a singer/songwriter and recording artist. She performs a wide range of styles from pop, folk and jazz to classical music. Kerry-Anne was the first woman in Canada chosen to be a member of the RCMP Band based in Ottawa. She has performed throughout Canada and around the world to the delight of audiences and to the acclaim of critics.
She earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master's degree in performance at the Université de Montréal. Kerry-Anne is a multilingual (French, English, Spanish, Yiddish, German, Yiddish and Hebrew) performer who has pursued language studies in Montreal, France, Germany, Spain and Mexico.
A passionate promoter of Canadian music, Kerry-Anne has collaborated with many Canadian composers and musicians in concert. She has played a key role in the presentation of all-Canadian programs in Canada, the U.S. Europe, Mexico, Singapore, Australia and India. In addition to maintaining a busy performance schedule from her base in Montreal she also teaches voice to more than 30 vocal students. Her students' curriculum includes an annual concert of Canadian music.
Recent performances include Festival orgues et couleurs in Montreal, Hommage à Neil Chotem, Montreal, Concert of works for voice and organ with Denis Bédard, composer and organ recitalist in Vancouver , “KURT WEILL: From Berlin to New York” at the Musica Classica Festival in Montreal, June 2012, The Segal Centre Power Jazz Series, November 2011, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival – August 2011, “The Juliet Letters” at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, a five city tour of British Columbia in May 2011, “Opera Orbium” guest soloist, April 2011, “AWAKENING: A Labyrinth Cantata” recording and concerts in Montreal and 2010/2011 Saskatchewan tour, “THE VALENTINO ORCHESTRA in concert”, “CENTENNIAL BIG BAND Celebrates the Beaconsfield Centennial”, “ESCAPADE CANADIEN”, featuring an all-Canadian program of music. Soprano soloist for Patrick Wedd in Francis Poulenc’s “Stabat mater” and soprano soloist for a work commissioned by Gregory Charles, composed by Canadian Guy St-Onge “Lux aeterna” before an audience of 90,000 people at the Festival mondial choral.
Kerry-Anne has appeared on CBC Radio & TV broadcasts throughout Canada, has been featured in the film “P.T. Barnum” as the voice of Jenny Lind and is a recording artist for the Montreal record company Productions XXl. Recordings include “Songs For All Seasons”, Angie Tysseland’s ‘The Refiner’s Fire’ and ‘Awakening : A Labyrinth Cantata’, “Out of the Silence”, “The Juliet Letters” and“KURT WEILL: From Berlin to New York”. ‘Art Songs : Heart Songs’ : 19 art songs composed by one of Canada’s most prolific composers Nicholas Fairbank of Victoria, B.C. in Montreal and British Columbia; November 2012.
Kerry-Anne was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal for exceptional musical contributions to the community of Montreal and to Canada on Sunday, December 9th, 2012.