Katia Cardenas is a professional vocalist in the Twin Cities, recognized for her radiant energy, impeccable range, and dynamic yet powerful voice. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest in a musical family, and was raised on jazz, funk, and R&B. She moved to Sacramento, California in 2000, where she received a Waldorf education, which instilled in her a deep appreciation and passion for music. Katia came to the Twin Cities in 2006 to attend Macalester College, where she performed regularly in a cappella groups and other bands.
After graduating, music was just a side note for a few years. But about a year ago, she realized the significant lack of music in her life, and needed to make a change. She has since collaborated with numerous local musicians, exploring different musical styles, including jazz, latin, R&B, and pop. She has performed at numerous local venues, including Hell’s Kitchen, Jazz Central, Honey, Bedlam Lowertown, and St. Paul Saints Games at Midway Stadium. Katia is passionate about creating community around the arts and has engaged with numerous local artist networks including Face Forward: Humanity through Art, Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network (TCCAN), and Jazz Central Studios. The people she’s met through the Twin Cities arts and music community in the last year are a huge part of where she is today; they are a constant inspiration, and reminder to pursue her dreams.