Kathryn Ballard Shut

Kathryn’s Contributions

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09/11/14    Community Articles

Chris Hazelton's Boogaloo 7

Kansas City's Hammond B3 organ outfit offers a time machine straight to 1968 with their cool, smoky, gritty, and 4-track analog vinyl sound, inspired by greats such as Grant Green, Lonnie Smith, and Lou Donaldson.

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08/18/14    Community Articles

Camera Soul Wins Second Akademia Award for Music Excellence

Beverly Hills-based music award panel grants Italian jazz-funk group, Camera Soul, a second Akademia Award for Best R&B/Soul Song in August 2014. The group is slated to release its third studio album, "Dress Code", later this year.

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03/12/14    Community Articles

Fusion Renaissance 2014

Publicly mothballed since the mid-1970s, modern Jazz-Rock or "Fusion" groups are again taking global independent charts and Internet radio by storm.

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01/17/14    Albums

Douyé - "So Much Love"

Following the commercial and critical success of her singles, "So Much Love" and "Life Is Good", Douyé's sophomore album is an intensely smoldering white-hot flame, featuring excellent collaborations with many of music's best, including Eric Marienthal...

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01/06/14    Community Articles

Camera Soul To Rock Three Southern Italian Live Shows in 2014 On Heels of Critically Acclaimed Album, 'Not For Ordinary People'

In 2011, Camera Soul was conceived as a studio-only recording group. However, with smash radio and chart success in late 2013 of its sophomore release, 'Not For Ordinary People', the managing Brothers Lombardo are laying new plans to literally 'take the...

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12/18/13    Community Articles

Lorraine Feather's "Attachments" Seeks Grammy Gold in 'The 56th'

Daughter of legendary jazz critic, writer, and composer, Leonard Feather, as well as accomplished composer, lyricist, and vocalist in her own right, Lorraine Feather seeks a Grammy for her 2013 release, "Attachments". Could the third time be the true charm...

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12/04/13    Community Articles

Preparing For Fame

Reflections on the eve of the announcement of the nominees for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards (2013).

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07/22/13    Albums

Camera Soul - Not For Ordinary People

The jazz-funk ensemble's sophomore release grabs the listener by the throat and refuses to let go. Here are some quotes from music industry pros around the world.

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07/08/13    Community Articles

Indie-nation ... The Advent of Crowd Funding

Ultimately, the advent of crowd funding changes the model that previously demanded that labels and artists pay for production costs up front. Instead, artists are finding that if they can ask for sponsors prior to production, any music and album sales down...

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11/02/12    Community Articles

Modern Soul Sauce (TIMKAT Entertainment)

The new Internet radio program's motto is "Old School with a Fresh Groove" and showcases retro-classic R&B, soul, jazz, and Latin jazz, recorded within the past few years.

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11/01/12    Community Articles

Barack Obama's Jazz - No Joke For the Talented J.C. Pagán

San Antonio (Texas) graphic artist J.C. Pagán shows his support - and his talent - by featuring the POTUS on classic Blue Note Album Covers

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10/25/12    Albums

Wine - "My Possibility" (EP)

The EP can be found on iTunes and is a must-own for lovers of neo-soul and pop-funk groups such as Swing Out Sister, Everything But the Girl, and Basia. PERSONNEL: Pascal Renaudat aka "Scalp": Composer, Manager, Guitar Anne-Sophie Maillard , aka "Soanne...

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10/12/12    Albums

Joe Athon - Portrait of the Man

From the album notes: JOE ATHON: Portrait of the Man http://cdbaby.com/cd/jathon 1 - Portrait of the Man 2 - Right Here 3 - Doing Our Own Thing 4 - Rainy Midnight Walk 5 - The Lighthouse Song 6 - If Not For You 7 - Forget About What Could...

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10/09/12    Community Articles

Denver's Lost Soul Releases Debut LIVE AT PEC TOO

Recorded live on a sizzling summer night at the famous nightclub, El Chapultepec Too in Denver, Colorado on June 21, 2008, the debut album from Denver-based jazz ensemble LOST SOUL – LIVE AT PEC TOO powers ahead with diverse, straight-ahead jazz styles...

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07/17/12    Albums

Marchio Bossa - Radio Bossa Channel

Marco Rossi - Producer Piero Lombardo – Composer Fabrizio Panza – Lyricist, Portuguese Giuseppe “Pippo” Lombardo – Arranger, Keyboards Francesca Leone – Lead and Backing Vocals Marco Giuliani and Fabio Lepore – Backing Vocals Guido Di Leone – Guitars...

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06/29/12    Community Articles

Radio Kaos Caribou - "Radio KC"

Mixcloud Podcasts: http://www.mixcloud.com/RadioKC

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About Kathryn Ballard Shut

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KATHRYN BALLARD SHUT (pronounced /shoot/) is an accomplished jazz pianist and vocalist, living and working in the Denver, Colorado live music scene, and grew up surrounded by both music lovers and working musicians. Classically trained on the piano beginning at age 8, reeds at age 10, and incorporating jazz theory by age 14, Kathryn has served as both pianist and woodwind "doubler" in big bands (clarinet/flute/saxes) as well as small combos. Most recently, she served as a prominent member of several jazz orchestras within The Colorado Jazz Workshop under the leadership of Hugh Ragin.

Kathryn was co-founder and former pianist of the classic jazz small ensemble, 'Lost Soul Jazz Combo', now led by trumpeter Mike Evans (album: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lostsoul3) and has played major venues in Denver (including a sold out show in the dining room of the famous Dazzle Restaurant) with several prominent groups.

In addition to collaborating with jazz & soul master and father, the late Tim Ballard, Kathryn has also worked closely with Latino film and music stars Daniel Valdez (of 'Zoot Suit','La Bamba','The Westside Oratorio'), as well as with Denver jazz artists Mark Diamond, Keith Oxman, Drew Morell, Hugh Ragin, Linda Theus-Lee, Mike Evans, Kevin MacInness, Jared Johnson, Jean-Luc Davis, Ron Bland, and many other excellent artists. Most recently, she has been very honored as an ASCAP-affiliated songwriter-publisher to collaborate with master composers Piero and Pippo Lombardo, composing and authoring four tracks on Camera Soul's hornline celebration album, "Not For Ordinary People" (2013).

Kathryn keeps busy as president of Denver-based TIMKAT Entertainment, an independent jazz & soul record label and booking agency that focuses on promoting world-class, independent jazz, soul, and R&B talent for live performances, multimedia projects, and digital album sales online. She has also served as a member since 2008 of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS/"GRAMMYs").

In her "spare time", Kathryn is an active jazz blog contributor and her ideas can be found on music opinion sites such as NPR's "A Blog Supreme", DIYMusician (CDBABY.com), Reverb (HeyReverb.com), AllAboutJazz, and of course, JazzTimes.

For more information about TIMKAT Entertainment and/or Kathryn, please visit and follow the company's social media sites:

Web Portal: www.timkatent.net
Twitter: @timkatent
Facebook: www.facebook.com/timkatent
ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/label/timkatentertainment
Email: timkatent@gmail.com

Kathryn Ballard Shut joined the JazzTimes community on Feb 29, 2012