Wendy Katagi is an inspirational singer and songwriter living in Los Angeles, California. Original songs, including “Steelhead Run” and "Beautiful Christmas", among many other holiday, celebratory, and soulful songs. Her lyric soprano voice has thrilled audiences in theatres and churches across the globe ever since she started singing solos in her hometown church in Gardena, California. Her latest recording project, "Heirlooms: was released in November 2019. Wendy's first album, "Rise in Hope Again", released in 2011, received tremendous response. Her original "Spirit of Christmas" album was released in November 2013. Her recording projects capture Wendy's love for God and His healing power, love of nature and restoration, and the beauty of the Christmas season. Tom Zink, Grammy nominated arranger and keyboardist, produced all albums and singles in collaboration with Wendy Katagi. Wendy has performed in England, Scotland, and Austrailia and frequently sings at local gigs throughout Southern California. A versatile artist, Wendy's musical style covers genres from Broadway to Opera to Christian Contemporary music. Her early influences included Julie Andrews, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Bernadette Peters, and more recently, Josh Groban, Michael Buble,Norah Jones, and Lauren Daigle. She recently sang in Disney's World of Color - Winter Dreams Honor Choir performance of Eric Whitacre's "Glow" at California Adventure park.
"He is God" by Wes Terasaki (Tom Zink, Shirley Yamamoto, Melissa Hasin)
Wendy with Bellamy, her Coton de Tulear puppy