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Kari van der Kloot

“What a voice. The ethereal tone will haunt you . . .” David Reed, Brantford Expositor

“A stealth contender for best vocal jazz album of 2020” Delarue, New York Music Daily

Canadian vocalist Kari van der Kloot presents an exciting new voice on the horizon. Living somewhere in the space between jazz and folk, Kari’s compositions fit seamlessly into a tradition of great Canadian singer-songwriters, such as Joni Mitchell, while still honoring her roots in jazz music.

The current iteration of the Kari van der Kloot Quintet features a stellar cast of New York based musicians, including Canadian violinist Lisanne Tremblay, Canadian pianist Jamie Reynolds, bassist Gary Wang and drummer Nathan Ellman-Bell. The live show keeps the listeners on their toes, from full-on intricately arranged ensemble playing, to four-part vocal harmonies and intimate dialogues between the voice and violin. Currently based in New York and playing at venues such as Rockwood and Cornelia Street Cafe, Kari’s project is exciting new fans with her highly original music. Kari’s debut album “Seedling” was released in 2016, and her new album “The Architects” was released to great acclaim on June 5th, 2020 on Outside In Music’s Next Level imprint.

Throughout her career, Kari has given many acclaimed performances as a vocalist and pianist in a wide variety of ensembles across Canada, the US and South Korea

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”Close to an art experience, she's got chops to spare . . .” Midwest Record Entertainment

“Informed by jazz, with rock tunefulness, classical lustre, breathtaking unselfconscious crystalline vocals and disarmingly sharp lyrics . . . a stealth contender for best vocal jazz album of 2020″ Delarue, New York Music Daily

“van der Kloot’s voice and precise execution exude beauty without relying on excess” Kira Grunenberg, Downbeat Magazine

Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals


New York City

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Please contact for more details

Wayne Shorter
Luciana Souza
voice / vocals
Norma Winstone
voice / vocals
Kate McGarry
voice / vocals



The Architects

Next Level



Self Produced


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From: The Architects
By Kari van der Kloot


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