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To Be Free

Dayan Kai

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Rich and soulful vocals combine with sublime acoustic guitar.

A pristine live, in-studio recording featuring Dayan Kai's stunning vocals and mastery of the acoustic guitar.

"Dayan Kai's supersonic voice is big enough to cause a tidal wave one minute and rich enough to turn a choppy sea into a smooth clear lake the next. And then there is the phalanx of instruments that he has mastered and the stunning song craft. Dayan Kai is a talent mightily personified and an absolute joy to experience." - Tom Miller, promoter

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Resonate

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This acoustic recording features Dayan Kai's piano, guitar and vocals.

This album was recorded live at OTR studios to analong tape then mixed to DSD using the highest grade equipment available to capture the natural dynamics, spontaneity and passion of the music. All songs written and arranged by Dayan Kai. Featuring Dayan Kai on Piano, Guitar, Mandolin & Vocals, Steve Uccello on Upright Bass, Jimmy Norris on Drums & Percussion and Keith Greeninger on Background Vocal & Guitar on tracks 3 & 5.

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Make It Rain

Keith Greeninger & Dayan Kai

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This album captures Keith & Dayan in a live an unedited format, encompassing 10 years of collaboration. It's an 'Extended Sound Environment' recording that truly does justice to the phenomenal singing & acoustic playing of this dynamic duet.

This E.S.E recording is a live studio performance, recorded to analog tape, mixed to DSD, using the highest grade equipment available to capture the natural dynamics, spontaneity & passion of Keith & Dayan's music. "The entire disc feels like warm silk to my ears. This is another extraordinary recording that I feel honored to be a part of" -Cookie Marenco--Grammy nominated engineer, Founder of Blue Coast Records

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Treat a Stranger Right

Dayan Kai

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An American Gospel Retrospective; Contemporary, Jazz, Blues & Country Gospel.

Dayan Kai, born without sight but not without soul. Kai’s powerful voice matches his talent on keys, strings, winds and skins. The diversity of his sound truly puts him in a league of his own. Dayan is a singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist with a lifelong commitment to music. Dayan’s songs are personal and inspire emotions that translate to every tongue. Dayan’s original music is rich but humble, complex yet accessible.

Dayan has released five solo albums, “Treat A Stranger Right,” “Livin’ Like A Rat Again,” “The First Twelve Years,” “All Kai,” “Songs of Sunday” and as well as two albums with his former band Water, “Scrape the Sun” and “Look out the Window.” Also, Dayan is engineering and producing other projects at his Eastern Washington based studio Waimele.

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. Kai is also a stunning accompanist, working with numerous acclaimed Artists, such as Keith Greeninger, Chuck Brodsky and Martin Simpson. Dayan has played at many notable Festivals, such as Summerfest, Bumbershoot Festival and The High Sierra Festival.

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Livin' Like A Rat Again

Dayan Kai

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Melodious, catchy and insistent; It will make you move and sing. Multi-Instrumentalist/Vocalist phenomena Dayan Kai, joined by Steve Uccello on Upright and Electric Bass and Drummer John Thigpen.

Dayan Kai, an artist whose musical abilities and stylistic variety know few bounds. Born without sight, Dayan began Classical Piano Lessons at age two and since, has 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,” “Pre-Release” 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 a variety of different instruments, from keys to strings and winds to skins.

Kai is also a featured artist on Blue Coast Records (in collaboration with Sony American) and also appears with Keith Greeninger on the KPIG Live Volume 1 CD.

Currently, Dayan is working towards opening Waimele Studios in Eastern Washington with Dance Artist/Instructor & wife, Angell Estrada. Dayan is also working on his new album to be released in Spring 2006.

Dayan has performed and recorded with a variety of Artists including:

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The First 12 Years

Dayan Kai

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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:

Summerfest

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

Bumbershoot Festival

Robert Earl Keen's Texas Uprising and Swine Soiree

Millpond Festival

Hog Farm

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Look Out the Window

Water

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A mix of Funk, Jazz, Ragtime, Gospel, Psychedelia, and Country.

Water was a trio of multi-instrumentalists, who performed both acoustically and electrically. Their style included folk, blues, rock, country, cool jazz, and even Dixieland. Water's members included Steve Uccello, Art Alm and was under the direction of Dayan Kai.

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Scrape The Sun

Water

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An eclectic mix of rock, blues, folk, and jazz with powerful lead vocals.

Water was a trio of multi-instrumentalists, who performed both acoustically and electrically. Their style included folk, blues, rock, country, cool jazz, and even Dixieland. Water's members included Steve Uccello, Art Alm and was under the direction of Dayan Kai.

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