Kathy Sanborn (born January 16) is an American jazz vocalist, pianist, composer, and producer based in California. Sanborn's notable recordings include the albums Sultry Night, Six Degrees of Cool, Blues for Breakfast, Small Galaxy, and Peaceful Sounds. Stylistically, Sanborn has been compared with 1950s cool jazz singers Anita O’Day, Chris Connor, and June Christy, due to her smooth, velvet vocals and clear diction. JazzTimeson Sanborn's work: "Romance is always in the air as far as Kathy Sanborn is concerned, and her songs are reflections of those emotions which take flight when overpowered by love." 
A native of Los Angeles, Sanborn graduated magna cum laude from the California State University, Sacramento. The jazz songstress and composer is of Nicaraguan descent. Bilingual and cosmopolitan, Sanborn combines sultry vocals with artistic originality. 
Spain’s NoSoloSmoothJazz.com says: “Kathy Sanborn is one of the most original vocalists in the American musical landscape.” 
A trained pianist, Sanborn creates both music and lyrics for her projects. Sanborn’s albums include both jazz vocal and instrumental songs. Her 2011 project, Blues for Breakfast, features a song dedicated to the jazz masters of old, such as innovative trumpeter Miles Davis. Adding musical contributions to Blues for Breakfast are renowned GRAMMY® nominee bassist Scott Petito, drummer Chris Carey, and trumpeter Wayne Ricci.
Sanborn is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and Broadcast Music, Inc., and her biography is profiled in Who's Who in America.