Kathy Leander is a Swiss singer. She was born in the village of Alle in the Canton of Jura, Switzerland, on May 24, 1963. From the age of thirteen, she sang in the choir at her home village church and performed at several local events. In 1989 she moved to Geneva where she began singing in night clubs. She also performed in the cellars of St-Germain-des-Près, Paris, and in Parisian jazz clubs.