The Music Idealist

From serenading ballads at the Dark Room to championing all women beat battles, pianist, composer and singer-songwriter Katarra Parson has performed in numerous venues locally and across the nation, from the Black Lives Conference in Atlanta, to the III Points Festival in Miami, this St. Louis native brings a variety of talents and styles to the table.

Katarra is the musical idealist.

Allowing her creations to delve into the ups and downs of loving and living, passion and pain, self-reflection, and self-awareness, Katarra's magic through sound heal all who hear. 

Covered by St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis American, St. Louis Magazine and Riverfront Times, Katarra has made a name for herself as a multifaceted performer, who's career quickly blossomed after years of being stricken with anxiety. Katarra pulls audiences into her impassioned performances with vocals and keys that blend Jazz, Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop, and Classical influences. Catch this recent winner of SLUMFest’s ‘Best R&B Artist of the Year’ award live at the Dark Room at the Grandel, every 2nd Friday and be sure to listen to her debut album, ''Cocoa Voyàge', listed on BandCamp's 'Top Soul of 2019', and Riverfront Times 'Top 9 Albums of 2019'. 

Let her music be your guide to another place.