Dion Kerr is a multi-dimensional artist (multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, songwriter, photographer, and videographer) born and raised in South Florida who currently lives and works between New York City and Miami. Kerr’s work reflects a broad range of influences and mediums. He has toured and recorded all around the world as both a leader and a sideman to a wide variety of groups spanning across multiple genres.
Currently Dion can be seen at some of the most renown festivals, venues, studios and galleries with many great young and upcoming artists of all art-forms. Kerr has recently been a performing member of the Ignacio Berroa Trio, Godwin Louis Global, Shelly Berg Trio with Veronica Swift, Emmet Cohen Trio, Jean Caze Amédé, Tal Cohen Trio and the Tim Jago Quintet. Dion is the cofounder of the band ‘The Smoogies’ who will be releasing their debut album this year featuring Nicholas Payton. Dion is credited as a songwriter and arranger for Jessica Tonder’s ‘A Rise Of Peace’ and is producing a project with Seafoam Walls.
Dion Kerr’s new solo record via BACE records follows up his most recent releases 'Echoes Of Lost Time' ‘Reptile Ground’ and 'Ruby’. His new record features an all star cast such as Jeff Parker and Bubby Lewis and is a showcase of his expansive musical knowledge and arranging abilities- featuring himself on the upright and electric basses, drums, electric and nylon guitars, keys, production and mixing.
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I say this not because I'm on it or to be hyperbolic, but this is one of the great compositions of our time
-Nicholas Payton (Blender Spaceship by Dion Kerr)
When I first heard these katz, I knew they were special. They gave me a feeling similar to when I first
heard Butcher Brown. They've got their own thing! We tracked this in Miami back in February. It's the first
time and the first tune we ever played together. knocked it out in one take!
-Nicholas Payton (The Smoogies 'Planet Smoogies')