KALI. Z. FASTEAU - Composer and Multi-Instrumentist: Piano, Drum Set, Nai & Shakuhachi Flutes, Voice, Synthesizer, Cello, Sanza, Viola, Mizmars, Aquasonic & more.
From a musical family, Kali Z. played piano, cello, flute, voice since early childhood in Paris and New York. She received degrees studying the music of Asia, Africa, 20th Century Europe and Jazz, and then traveled for fourteen years, living in sixteen countries: India (1981-83), Turkey (1976-77), Nepal, Morocco, Senegal, Congo, Italy, Holland, France, Denmark, Finland, Mali, Niger, Zimbabwe, Belgium, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Germany, Greece, Haiti and America, performing in many music festivals and concerts, national radio and TV, film soundtracks, and university programs. To date, Kali has recorded 22 albums as a leader, 18 on the Flying Note label.
Kali’s recording and performing associates include: Donald Rafael Garrett, Kidd Jordan, Archie Shepp, William Parker, Beaver Harris, Rashied Ali, Joe McPhee, Hamid Drake, Andrew Cyrille, Bobby Few, Newman Baker, Warren Smith, Sirone, Sabir Mateen, Noah Howard, Oscar Brown III, and a great many others.
Kali Z. has led ensembles playing her original compositions at New York’s Town Hall, Lincoln Center and Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art in Paris, The Museum Theatre in Chennai, India, Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe, Istanbul Jazz Festival, Uncool Festival in Switzerland, Kerava Jazz Festival in Finland, Pisa Jazz Festival, Livorno Jazz Festival, JVC Festival in NYC, Vision Festival in NYC, Guelph Festival in Canada, Boston Center for the Arts and thousands of other noted festivals and venues worldwide.