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Kait Dunton

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: September 20, 1983    

Kait Dunton

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Los Angeles-based pianist and composer Kait Dunton's first album, Real & Imagined has been met with excitement and high accolades since its release in 2008. Recorded after completing her Masters of Music in Jazz Piano Performance from the University of North Texas, Real & Imagined is an ear-opening adventure through Kait’s whimsical yet rhythmic and deeply-felt compositional style. Kait's original music blends elements of jazz, Latin, folk, and groove genres into a fresh new improvisational and compositional voice. “She throws cold water on any notion that the piano/bass/drums format is an exhausted one,” writes S. Victor Aaron of Jazz.com. As a whole, Kait’s musical personality is defined by her unusual, lyrical compositions and arrangements, as well as her radiant improvisational energy on the bandstand. Real & Imagined features Ross Pederson on the drums and Daniel Foose on the bass....
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Rated “BEST CD OF 2009” on SomethingElseReviews.com http://www.somethingelsereviews.com/2010/01/best-of-2009-part-4-mainstream-and.html

“She throws cold water on any notion that the piano/bass/drums format is an exhausted one,” S. Victor Aaron of Jazz.com

“Real & Imagined is one of the top two or three jazz records I’ve heard put out by anybody in the past year, a statement I don’t make lightly” - S. Victor Aaron, Jazz.com, AUGUST 2009

“Kait Dunton has placed herself firmly into the arena of new young composers who are writing and performing cutting-edge modern jazz... Real & Imagined is a tour de force of textures and colors that...give the listener a real sense of journey and surprise” - Steve Wiest, trombonist & composer, JULY 2009

“Kait’s approach is at once cerebral yet sensual... Her unified musical expression couples finesse with inspired drive and superb taste,” ” HERB WONG, jazz critic and radio host MARCH, 2009

“Pianist/Composer Kait Dunton breathes new life into the form…” - Mark Saleski, Jazz .com APRIL 20, 2009

“Dunton's compositions are consistently well-developed and hard to get out of your mind… She throws cold water on any notion that the piano/bass/drums format is an exhausted one,” ” Victor Aaron, Something Else! APRIL 21, 2009

“Phase/FAZE” from Real & Imagined selected by Ted Gioia to be Jazz .com Song of the Day! APRIL 19, 2009

  • Mountain Suite

    Self Produced
    2013

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