Katelyn Mallone grew up in and around Eugene, Oregon. Upon graduating high school, she transitioned to move north to Seattle, Washington in the fall of 2004. She attended Cornish College of the Arts (CCA) as a Jazz Major; focusing on jazz saxophone and later jazz piano and songwriting.
While at CCA, Katelyn began taking piano lessons from a talented Seattle based jazz pianist Dawn Clement as well as taking composition classes by an influential singer-songwriter, Linda Waterfall . Between 2004 and 2008, Katelyn has played with numerous bands; most notably,The Forget Me Nots, Hot Laundry, The X Ray Eyes along with her own band; Katelyn Mallone & AfterMoon . Jazz is her main focus in the academic setting however singer-songwriting is her passion and career choice, and the path she is taking musically.
Katelyn's been writing original works since the age of 12, and it's evident that this is where her joy lies. Beginning on the piano at age 5 with lessons, and later picking up the guitar, her compositions have grown and matured, as she's become a solid musician in her own right. In the fall of 2006, one of Katelyn’s instrumental compositions was performed by the Saint Helens String Quartet in PONCHO Concert Hall.
Katelyn attended the Jazz Night School in Seattle; playing piano in a small Jazz Ensemble group called "The Double Doors" with local musicians. Katelyn continued performing at the Jazz Night School in the Fall of 2013 and Spring of 2014, where she played jazz piano in the Performance Big Band ensemble. On April 19th, 2013, Katelyn performed her senior recital at CCA at PONCHO Concert Hall. In conclusion, Katelyn graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Music from CCA in the Spring of 2013.
Katelyn has continued writing music and doing live performances with her band Katelyn Mallone’s Ensemble throughout the greater Seattle area from 2015 through 2018, occasionally playing private gigs, specifically wedding performances.
In the fall of 2018, Katelyn moved to the Los Angeles area, where she continues to work on her career and pursue her dreams and goals as a performing musician. She has performed at such venues as the Gardenia in West Hollywood and the Pig and Whistle in Hollywood, CA. In the midst of the global pandemic of 2020, Katelyn began writing and recording some new music which has since been released on various platforms online. She is currently in the process of working on her latest album, Pandemic Sessions, the release date is TBA as of now.