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Kerry Politzer

Primary Instrument: Piano

Kerry Politzer

Kerry Politzer started picking out melodies on a toy piano at the age of three. The following year, she started playing the real thing. She studied classical piano for fourteen years, attending the North Carolina School of the Arts and summer programs at Tanglewood and Interlochen. She entered the New England Conservatory of Music with the intention of continuing her classical studies, but fell in love with jazz. She studied with jazz guru Charlie Banacos, who inspired her to begin composing, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Piano Performance.

In 1996, Kerry was one of six finalists in the American Pianists Association's 3rd Biennial Jazz Piano Competition. Half of the contestants were from New York City, so she decided to try her luck there. She soon discovered a brand- new love, Brazilian music, which began to inform her jazz compositions. Her composition Rhodes Rage won Third Prize, Jazz Category in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition. Her composition “Begin The Baiao” won Third Prize, Jazz Category in the 2000 Mid-Atlantic Song Competition and an Honorable Mention in the 2000 John Lennon Songwriting Competition....
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As a Leader

Blue in Blue
Piloo Records
Spring 2010
Personnel: Kerry Politzer - piano, Donny McCaslin - sax, Paul Beaudry - bass, George Colligan - drums.

You Took Me In
Polisonic
2007
Personnel: Kerry Politzer - piano, vocals, Tom Guarna - acoustic and electric guitar, Lonnie Plaxico - acoustic bass, Chris Higgins - electric bass, George Colligan - drums, synths and trumpet, Zach Brock - violin.

Labyrinth
Polisonic
2005
Personnel: Kerry Politzer - piano, Andrew Rathbun - saxophone, Chris Higgins - bass, George Colligan - drums.

Watercolor
Polisonic
2002
Personnel: Kerry Politzer - piano, Dan Fabricatore - bass, Scott McLemore - drums.

Yearning
CAP Records
2001
Personnel: Kerry Politzer - piano, Eric Rasmussen - saxophone, Pete Smith - guitar, Howard Britz - bass, Andrea Valentini - drums.

As a Sideman

Runaway (George Colligan)
Sunnyside
2008

Compilations

Sax And The City
Apria Records
2004
Personnel: Various

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Featured recording “Blue in Blue”

Blue in Blue
Piloo Records and Productions LLC (2010)
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