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Kyoko Kitamura

A former journalist with childhood piano training at Juilliard Pre-College and a stint as a Gulf War reporter on her resumé, Kyoko Kitamura is an oddball vocal improviser and composer who has performed and/or recorded with many distinguished musicians including Anthony Braxton, Reggie Workman, Jay Clayton, Steve Coleman, Jim Staley, and Taylor Ho Bynum.

Mostly recently, she appears on Trillium E (New Braxton House 2011), the first ever studio-recording of an Anthony Braxton opera, and can also be heard on the critically acclaimed Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings release Madeleine Dreams (Firehouse 12 Records 2009), Jamie Baum’s Solace (Sunnyside Records 2008), and Steve Coleman’s Lucidarium (Label Bleu 2004), among others....
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    Armadillo In Sunset Park

    Self Produced
    2012

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Featured recording “Armadillo In Sunset Park”

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Armadillo In Sunset Park

Self Produced (2012)

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Sep27 Anthony Braxton Trio
Zipper Hall, Colburn School
Los Angeles, CA
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”A major asset...Kitamura is an expressive vocalist who knows how to be quirky and eccentric but is also quite musical.” --Alex Henderson, All Music Guide

“Kitamura's voice is an amazing instrument...” -Richard Kamins, Hartford Courant

“Kyoko Kitamura is a wonderful storyteller and has a lovely, remarkably flexible voice; she writes from the standpoint of someone who has seen a lot of the world--she is a former foreign correspondent--however, she is not “worldly.” There is a sense of wonder, awe and innocence in her voice, tempered somewhat by an innate and inscrutable sense of loneliness.” --Uncle Dave Lewis, musicologist

“An extraordinary experimental/jazz vocalist...” --Downtown Music Gallery

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