Los Angeles native Katie Hampton began singing early on, having grown up in a very musical household. She earned a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 2009, having participated in the McGill Concert Choir, Jazz Choir, Effusion acapella group, and Varsity Women’s Soccer. Katie joined Sergio Mendes’ band in 2007, and since then she’s performed over 300 shows and recorded on Sergio’s last two albums. With Sergio as the executive music producer for the films Rio and Rio 2, Katie was one of the “Rio Singers”.
Katie has recorded on over 30 films, TV shows, and commercials, including Star Wars: Rogue One, Sing, Star Trek Beyond, The 57th Grammy Awards, Jurassic World, Modern Family, and The Voice. Deep in the Rust was an EP of original songs by Katie and her composer dad Steve, released in 2013. Katie also performs with indie-rock band Opus Orange as a synth player/vocalist, and sings backgrounds for jazz vocalist/trombonist Aubrey Logan. In 2015, Katie joined the Los Robles Master Chorale as an Alto. In 2016 she performed with a small group from LRMC at the Walt Disney Hall, conducted by John Adams, featuring modern works as part of the Green Umbrella Series.
Katie is currently pursuing more session, background, and choral singing, Portuguese-singing for Sergio Mendes, songwriting, playing soccer, and enjoying her neighborhood of Silver Lake with her husband Basti.