Katrina Van Humbeck is a vocalist, composer, piano player, and educator based in Winnipeg, MB. She’s a crossover artist who performs jazz, gospel, contemporary, and traditional music with powerful vocals, yet full of subtle nuances. She started songwriting after the death of her mother in 2016 and she never stopped. Her music has earned her nominations with the GMA Canada Awards 2022 (Jazz Artist of The Year), and with the Western Canadian Music Awards 2020 (Spiritual Artist of The Year).
Katrina has three studio recorded albums of original songs to her credit: her third album, Stronger Still (2022). her sophomore album, Doing A New Thing (2018). and her debut album, Blue & Beyond (2017). all of which reflect influences of the jazz greats,her prowess in theatrical performance, and her background in various musical genres.
Katrina's music is inspired by the themes of love, courage, faith, and living life. She hopes that her listeners will relate to her music personally and are moved to experience life in a fuller way.
Katrina has performed and collaborated with some of Canada’s finest industry professionals and musicians, including sound engineer and producer, John Paul Peters of the award-winning Private Ear Recording, the Ron Paley Quartet, JUNO nominated Larry Roy, Richard Gillis (founder of the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra) Karl Kohut (Professor of Jazz studies / University of Manitoba), Rodrigo Muñoz (founder of Papa Mambo Latin band), and Jonathan Alexiuk (producer/ multi-instrumentalist/ arranger).
Katrina possesses a B.A. Hons in Theatre / Music performance (University of Winnipeg), and a B. Ed (University of Manitoba).
Words About Katrina’s Music:
“A talented and inspired musician”- The Concordia Foundation Inc.
“You’re a great songwriter, but I love that you enjoy singing a classic Jazz love song”- Jayme Giesbrecht.
“For that moment, we felt her words and were able to forget all the bad in the world and be mesmerized by her stories and dulcet voice.” -Darlene Therrien.
“Katrina’s performance style is heartfelt, genuine, expressive, sultry and fun.”- John Breland.
“Katrina is Manitoba’s Diana Krall”- Sue Barkman.
“Not only is Katrina’s voice beautiful, but her words are inspiring.”-Nik Karter.
“These are very sweet, almost fairytale like arrangements. Fans of adult contemporary ladies like Diana Krall or Amy Grant will appreciate Katrina’s approach to her music.” –Rebecca Mattina (Canadian Beats).