Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Music Experience (Resume)

Kathryn Ballard Shut  /shoot/
Based in: Denver, CO, USA
Email: timkatent@gmail.com
Please email for a phone interview.


Versatile pianist, vocalist, and woodwind musician with over 30 years' experience in music education and performance.  Classically trained in all three disciplines with a special interest and education in jazz music (25 years).  Additional experience as music business owner, writer, accomplished leader and sideman, music educator, musical theatre, musical director, and social networker.  Fluent speaker of English and Spanish, with some familiarity of Russian, French, and German.  Interested primarily in promoting world-class independent artists, as well as light studio work and/or substituting in for artists in established groups for short-term projects and/or live performances. 

Notable Collaborations

  • Douyé - Denver booking agent/marketer for 2014 "So Much Love" Tour Kickoff in Mile High City.
  • Daniel Valdez (composer, film star, recording artist, theatre founder)
       "The Westside Oratorio".  Two seasons, pianist and band leader, 2004 and 2005.   
  • Tim Ballard (vocalist/saxophonist/trumpeter, recording artist, Las Vegas star)
       Many years until 2009, accompanied on piano "on demand" on the famous 'Las Vegas Strip'
  • Mark Diamond (bassist, recording artist), Keith Oxman (tenor saxophonist, recording
    artist), Drew Morrell (bassist, recording artist), John Hines (trombonist, recording artist) 
       Live jazz performances, featured artist with my band, Lost Soul, Denver, CO - 2008-2010

  • Webster University - 2000 - present
       Master of Business Administration (2 courses remaining, 2015)
  • Rockhurst University, 1995
       Bachelor of Arts, Spanish
  • University of Central Missouri, 1990-1993
        60 Hours, Music Education, emphasis on piano and woodwinds
  • Private music lessons with vocal and jazz masters
       Marc Sabatella (jazz pianist, theory, 2005)
       Hugh Ragin (jazz trumpeter, director of Colorado Jazz Workshop, 2001-2006)
       Francesca Veglia (musical theatre vocalist, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, 1998)
       David Aaberg (jazz trumpeter, theory, 1990-1993)


  • ASCAP-affiliated Composer, Author, and Publisher (via TIMKAT Entertainment, 2012-present)

  • Notable works recorded with Italian jazz-funk band, Camera Soul (2012-present)

  • Original works can be heard at ReverbNation

  • Performing Ensembles

          Denver, CO Area (2000 - present)
    • Solo Pianist / Vocalist, Various performances
    • Lost Soul (co-founder/leader with Mike Evans; pianist, vocalist)
    • The Amy Kay Combo (pianist) (2004 - 2006) 
    • The Westside Oratorio Band (leader, pianist)
      2 seasons (2004 and 2005)
    • The Colorado Jazz Workshop - Big Band (tenor sax) and Combo (pianist)
      5 seasons (2001-2006)
          Kansas City, MO Area (1989 - 2000)
    • Gospel / Blues Pianist, Evangelical "Free" Congregation - 100% by ear. 
      See story at http://timkatent.blogspot.com/2012/02/jazz-soul-church-roots-raw-power.html  (1993)
    • All jazz and classical ensembles at The University of Central Missouri (1990-1993)
    • Kansas City Area Faculty Jazz Band (tenor sax with area educators, senior in HS)
    • All-District Jazz "Blue" Band (baritone sax, 1989)

    Organizational Memberships and Entertainment Promotions

    Technical and Social Networking Experience

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