I’m a singer songwriter and actress born in Boston, USA of Chilean parents. I moved to Chile when I was 6 months and grew up there. I started playing classical piano when I was 7. My family is very musical, so music was always around me.
I began writing my songs when I was 12. I’ve always written. I have diaries and notebooks full of scribbles and poems everywhere, so when I reached puberty, I started to turn them into songs.
At 14 I won a modeling contest and traveled to Nice for a competition where I played and sang a Shakira song. With my career snowballing, I kept working hard modeling, performing in private events in Santiago, Chile and always writing.
In 2005 I went to a casting and I was cast as the leading lady “Kim” in the first martial arts movie made in Latin American called “Kiltro”.
After that, I came to study performing arts at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in NY and have been here since.
In 2012 I teamed up with Argentinean singer songwriter Paco Naveira and started performing in several NY venues showing my songs for the first time.
In 2014, I began my journey as a solo artist under the name Caterina J. I’ve performed in several NY venues such as Nublu, The Bowery Electric, The Bitter End, Subrosa and Rockwood Music Hall.
In April 2016, I released my debut album called “I Confess” combining jazz, rock, blues and pop elements. It was a process of two years, collaborating with talented NY based musicians. It’s now available on Apple Music, Google Play and other digital platforms.
Last year (2019) I conducted a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to record my sophomore studio album at the great Plaid Dog Recording in Boston, MA with producer Mike Davidson.
The new album is expected to be released later this year and will have songs in Spanish and English. You can hear my new single "Reborn" in all the digital platforms!