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BLACK OLIVE, featuring Kay Andreas on vocals, performs a wide range of jazz:  swing, standards, blues, latin and originals.  Kay's theatrical background lends an emotional sensitivity to her lush and sensuous three-octave vocal range.  Black Olive Jazz is available to perform as a duo, as a jazz combo or big band. 

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Black Olive Jazz' ALL GAL BAND -- features the finest Bay Area women jazz players -- with ongoing engagements at Stanford University Bing Music Series, Corte Madera Town Center Music Series, D'vine Jazz and Wine, The Bliss Bar, and Domaine Carneros Winery.

Kay Andreas is a professional actress, singer, dancer and director who has performed in plays and musicals in many regional and Bay Area theaters, including the Magic Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, San Francisco and California Shakespeare Festivals, Stanford Summer Theater and A.C.T. (American Conservatory Theatre).  (See Kay's Acting Biography)

She has taught and directed in many university theatre arts programs, and currently teaches at Stanford University (See Kay's Teaching Biography).  Kay has performed with Cyrus Chestnut, Stanley Jordan, Jules Broussard, and David Hardiman's Tuesday Night Big Band, through CCSF's guest artist program, and with the Sierra Jazz Society featuring bassist Bill Douglass, percussionist Ian Dogole, and drummer Jimmy Robinson.