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Kathryn Ballard Shut

KATHRYN BALLARD SHUT (pronounced /shoot/) is an accomplished jazz pianist and vocalist, and now budding composer, living and working in the Denver, Colorado live music scene, and grew up surrounded by both music lovers and working musicians (the late jazz vocalist / saxophonist Tim Ballard was her father). She is also the producer and host of the syndicated Internet radio program, ‘Modern Soul Sauce.’

Classically trained on the piano beginning at age 8, reeds at age 10, and incorporating jazz theory by age 14, Kathryn has served for many years 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 ensembles within The Colorado Jazz Workshop under the leadership of famed jazz trumpeter Hugh Ragin.

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