Caterina J is a Chilean singer-songwriter and actress, based in Brooklyn, New York City. At a very early age, Caterina demonstrated interest in music thanks to the sounds she grew up listening with her family and began taking piano lessons at 7 years old. By age 12, she began writing her own songs. Even though she started in the performing arts as a model, it was the combination of a modeling pageant and a Shakira song she sung at the pageant that opened up the doors to a real dream in the music scene, thanks to the audienceʼs great reception.
In 2006, she was cast as the leading lady in the chilean film "Kiltro" by Ernesto Diaz Espinoza. After her cinematic debut, she went to study performing arts at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Since her return to the US, (she was born in Boston, MA, before moving and growing up in Santiago, Chile), she has been exhaustively working for her art.
Since 2012, Caterina J has been a regular performer in New York Cityʼs local live circuit, making appearances on notable venues like The Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall, Nublu, The Bitter End, Subrosa and many others.
Her debut album came in 2016. A combination of jazz, rock, blues, and pop elements, drive the project that has a mature and established sound. The Album took two years in the making, where she collaborated with talented New York City-based musicians. “I Confess” is a nine- song album in which Caterina J combines Spanish and English sung tracks with brilliant cohesion.
Her upcoming release will be her sophomore studio project titled “Reborn.” The EP will have two songs in Spanish and three in English. Caterina J was able to finance the whole project thanks to a well-thought-out and promoted crowdfunding campaign she conducted last year.
Reaching her goal with the Indiegogo campaign, she was able to record at the great Plaid Dog Recording in Boston, MA. Producer Mike Davidson took the lead and direction of the project to give Caterina J the sound and product she wanted.
The Albumʼs first single “Reborn” was released at the moment of the campaign to help the promotion. Audiences around the world have enjoyed the first single, and it was featured in the “Artist Sampler Playlist” of the 2020 January/Februaryʼs edition of Relix Magazine. Her new album is expected to be released in January 2021.