It is with profound sorrow we announce that our beloved Kate Pittard - saxophone venus, zabumba enthusiast, sister-singer-songwriter, and co-mother of Gringa - has transitioned out of this world and joined the cosmic bloom. She peacefully passed away in Santa Fe, NM on Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer.
Gringa exists because of Kate. Her loving support of women musicians and songwriters, her playful curiosity and enthusiasm for Brazilian music, her encouragement to fearlessly explore new and unfamiliar creative territory, her stellar sax solos that elevated our music to greater heights, her glowing positive energy that inspired everyone around her... Kate is the soul of this sonic endeavor, and it is safe to say that Gringa will not be the same without her.
Rest in Power, Kate. Thank you for planting this seed and nourishing it with your light and love. You made the world a better place and we are eternally grateful to know you. Your spirit will live on forever.