“My music ranges from emotionally explosive ballads to boom bap grooves to jazz centered Prometheans...all spilling from one place: the soul.” - Katarra
From serenading jazz lounges to championing beat battles, to empowering women at TedX St. Louis, Katarra Parson has performed in venues locally and across the nation.
This St. Louis native, singer-songwriter, musician, and producer brings a variety of talents and styles to the table, pulling audiences into her impassioned performances with vocals and keys that blend Soul, R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, amongst many genres.
From Tishaura Jones' Mayoral Inauguration, to playing receptions for Cori Bush's 2nd run for Congress, Katarra represents a creative force of ‘black girl magic’.
Whether solo or with her band inclusive of fellow St. Louis musicians, with raw sultriness, soulful runs and revival of the jazz scat style, Katarra is a musical revolution all wrapped up in one woman.
Katarra Shares the Stage w/ Herbie Hancock
III Points Festival, Miami, Feb 2019
Within the group 'Children of the Sun' Katarra and fellow artists open for 'The Internet' at Miami's III Points Festival. Pictured: Katarra, Herbie Hancock, Aja Monet and fellow Dream Defenders rep.
Katarra Plays for Cori Bush's 2nd Run
Bates, Cori Bush and Katarra, May 2022
Katarra performs for Cori Bush's 2022 Campaign and birthday celebration.