Last year Kathryn shared ZMR's Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album honors with Will Ackerman and other artists produced by Will and Tom Eaton at Imaginary Road Studio, for a compilation album, The Gathering. Her song Mountain Laurel appeared on that album. The Gathering II, the second of Will and Tom's compilations, features Kathryn's Midwinter Lullaby.
A fourth album, Patterns of Sun and Shade, has been completed and will be released Jaunary 1, 2015. A beautiful New England autumn found her again at Imaginary Road to record a fifth CD.
Kathryn's albums are available through the usual online outlets, like CD Baby, amazon.com, and iTunes.
Ontario photographer Janice Street has produced a video collaboration with Kathryn, using her own striking photographs of frost on windows along with Kathryn's song Frost, from What the Winter Said. For a sample, click here. You can also find the video on YouTube.
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About Kathryn -
Kathryn Kaye is a composer and pianist whose music transcends genres and categories. Classically trained as a soprano, pianist, and organist in the U.S. and Germany, her evocative and haunting melodies are at the same time both simple and profound. Among her sources of inspiration are classical music, jazz, New Age, and the hymns and folksongs of the Appalachian Mountains of southeast Kentucky, where she grew up.
Kathryn's first two albums, Dreaming Still and Heavy as a Feather were critically acclaimed, and both were nominated for Best Instrumental Album-Piano by Zone Music Reporter. The third album,What the Winter Said, went a long way toward securing her place in the top tier of contemporary composer/musicians.
"Some of the most thoughtful and profound piano work I have ever heard."
"There are times when you know right away that you are in the presence of a true artist, and I've found that to often be true for solo pianists than for other players. Just listen to the opening track [of Dreaming Still], 'Time Moving Slowly,' and you'll know why I'm saying that...simple, yet beautiful."
--Rotcod Zzaj (Dick Metcalf)
Improvijazzation Nation Magazine
"Kathryn Kaye is as talented a composer and pianist as any with whom I’ve ever had the pleasure to work. Evidence of her classical training is everywhere in her varied and confident performances, but it’s her compositions which ultimately make Dreaming Still the powerful debut it is. Some of her pieces feel so hauntingly familiar that they seem like part of your DNA. That she accomplishes this without imitation or cliché is nothing less than a musical magic trick. This is a brilliant debut recording by a woman from whom we certainly and gratefully will be hearing much more."
Windham County, Vermont
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