Powerful Vocals & Original Songs by Multi-Instrumentalist "Treasure" Dayan Kai. A journey thru Jazz, Folk, Americana, Country & Blues as it filters into Kai's prolific songwriting, creating a genuine mix that evokes emotion and crosses cultures.
Dayan Kai, an artist whose musical abilities and stylistic variety know few bounds. Beginning with Classical Piano Lessons at age two, Dayan has since mastered various styles and instruments. His diverse studies have included training with renowned World Music Composer Lou Harrison, Latin Percussionist Michael Strunk, Jazz Trumpeter/Arranger Ray Brown and Mandolin Master David Grisman. Dayan has engineered and produced three solo albums, "Songs of Sunday," "Dayan Kai" and "The First 12 Years," as well as two albums with his former band Water, "Scrape the Sun" and "Look Out the Window." All the recordings feature Dayan's powerful voice, prolific songwriting and many different instruments, from keys to strings and winds to skins. Kai is also a stunning accompanist, working with numerous acclaimed Artists including....
Award Winning Songwriter Keith Greeninger
Internationally recognized Singer-Songwriter Chuck Brodsky
Santa Cruz blues legend Sista Monica
Martin Simpson & Jessica Radcliff and their Band of Angels
Spanish born Nuevo Cancion artist Juan L. Sanchez
Steel Drum Dance & Masquerade Ensemble Bakra Bata
Nationally Acclaimed Folk & Children's Artist Nancy Cassidy
Multi-Instrumentalist Joe Craven
Also, Harmony Grits, Mike Marshall, Megan Mcloughlin, Melissa Crabtree, Alice Di Micele, Nikki Leahman, Michael McNevin, Sherry Austin, Anne Weis and Alisa Fineman.
Dayan has played at many notable Festivals such as:
The Oregon Country Fair
The High Sierra Festival
The Gathering at Island Lake (Canada)
The Kerville Folk Festival
The Kate Wolf Festival
Sisters Folk Festival
The Sand Point Festival
Robert Earl Keen's Texas Uprising and Swine Soiree