Kathryn Ballard Shut

Kathryn’s Contributions


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...


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...


06/29/12    Community Articles

Radio Kaos Caribou - "Radio KC"

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

WebRadio http://rkc.noip.me
Productions Soniques, MiX & ReMiX
http://rkcmix.noip.me (FEF12, GyG,.....)
Twitter ID @RadioKC
FaceBook - http://rkcfb.noip.me


06/01/12    Community Articles

TIM BALLARD - "Singing Positive to the People" - 35th Anniversary Limited Edition (TIMKAT)

Original liner notes appear courtesy of TIMKAT Entertainment, LLC - http://timkatent.blogspot.com/2012/03/liner-notes-retrospective-tim-ballards.html The notes are a part of the newly-designed physical CD release, due out June 12, 2012.


06/01/12    Albums

Curtis Fuller Still Has What It Takes To Bring Us 'Down Home'

PERSONNEL: Curtis Fuller, trombone; Keith Oxman, tenor saxophone; Al Hood, trumpet and fluegelhorn; Chip Stephens, piano; Ken Walker, bass; Todd Reid, drums. Liner notes from Keith Oxman, February 2012; recorded at Mile High Music / Capri Records May 23...


05/17/12    Albums


Personnel: Serena Brancale – Vocals Pippo Lombardo – Keyboards Francesco Palmitessa – Guitar Beppe Sequestro – Bass Mimmo Campanale – Drums/Percussion Luca Toso – Saxes Stefano Cavallin – Trumpet Music: Piero and Pippo Lombardo Lyrics: Serena...


04/12/12    Albums

Tony Monaco - "Celebration: Life, Love, Music"

Tony Monaco - "Celebration: Life, Love, Music". April 2012. Chicken Coup Records / Summit Records / Monaco Productions. All members ASCAP. Website: http://www.b3monaco.com/index.htm and http://www.summitrecords.com. Personnel: Tony Monaco: B3 organ...


03/08/12    Albums

Jeff Hamilton Trio - "Red Sparkle"

Jeff Hamilton Trio - "Red Sparkle" - Released February 2012 on Capri Records, features Tamir Hendelman (piano), Christoph Luty (bass), and Jeff Hamilton (drums) and is a tasty, multi-faceted treat that combines the best of classic jazz with modern sensibilities...


03/01/12    Community Articles

Millionaires in a Recession

Pretension has no place in today's opportunity to bring new jazz enthusiasts into this "welcoming" art form.

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About Kathryn Ballard Shut


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. She is a past member of the Kansas City All District Jazz Band (on Bari Sax) and was the honored recipient of the coveted national music award (John Philip Sousa Band Award), representing excellence in music from her high school in her senior year. Most recently, Kathryn served as a prominent member of several jazz orchestras within The Colorado Jazz Workshop under the leadership of Hugh Ragin and is currently a co-composer/author with the Italian jazz-funk ensemble, Camera Soul (http://www.reverbnation.com/camsoul).

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 films 'Zoot Suit' and 'La Bamba'; stage production, 'The Westside Oratorio'), as well as with Front Range jazz artists Tony Exum Jr, 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. As mentioned, she also works remotely with Bari,Italy-based composer-brothers Piero and Pippo Lombardo to assist in writing music for Camera Soul.

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 Community Pages.

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


RN (TIMKAT Label): www.reverbnation.com/label/timkatentertainment

RN (Composer Page)

Email: timkatent@gmail.com

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