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Dion Kerr

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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

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All Without Words: Variations Inspired by Loren

Label: Tiger Turn
Released: 2021
Track listing: Loren's Theme; Searching But Never Finding; Two Steps Forward; Seeing It Again For The First Time; The Urgency Of Every Moment; Invisible Things; Walking In Our Own Footsteps/The Circle Game; The Smallest Thing; A Day Is Forever/Like Any Other; Three Roads Diverged; Learning What It Means To Be; It's Enough To Be Here, Now.

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Cosmos featuring Jeff Parker

Featuring the music of Dion Kerr
Duration: 9:03

Dion Kerr's second single, “Cosmos” from his BACE Records debut, “Ivy”, is a multi-movement piece with recurring melodies and evolving musical themes. Here Kerr uses an original composition from his days at Manhattan School of Music, deconstructing and recasting it into a 9-minute big band arrangement. Featuring Jeff Parker on guitar, the two crossed paths during his time at the Banff International Workshop for Improvised Music in Alberta, Canada curated by Vijay Iyer. That meeting resulted in Parker’s feature on “Cosmos”, where the two share their unique voices and weave together a colorful sonic tapestry. Staying true to his passion for experimental music, this piece showcases Kerr’s skill as he marries drum machine beats with cassette tape saturation.
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In The Roots

Label: Hologram Label
Released: 2020
Track listing: Orange With Red; Pocket Knife; St. Sorrow; Wolverine Daydream; John Doe; Converstations; Chatter; Pale Blue; In The Roots; New Velvet; Swamp At Night; Growth; Jade

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Echoes of Lost Time

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Almost Like the Real Thing; Splinters to the Touch; Gifts from the Womb; Fragile Leaves; Your Feel Is a Distant Memory.

Album

Ivy

Label: Bace Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Bloom; Cosmos; Genesis; Rays; Red and Orange; Wildflowers; Space Faded; Mist.

Album

Planet Smoogies

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Pay Up; Violet; Blender Spaceship; Colorful Himalayas; Panera Bounce; Hope is Valid; Trapanova.

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BLOOM featuring Adam O’Farrill

Featuring the music of Dion Kerr
Duration: 6:41

Hypnotic repetition of lush chords drives the multiple layers of percussive syncopations on Dion Kerr’s first single “Bloom”, from his upcoming BACE Records release IVY. Throughout the track, Kerr evokes a worldly feeling while maintaining his compositional storytelling and eclectic sound. The main melodies remain simple, floating above the ever-changing backgrounds. Listeners are greeted by young trumpet phenom Adam O’Farrill midway through the song as he maneuvers his way through Kerr’s structure. The two have shared stages in New York City in the past but this is the first time they have been properly documented together. Setting the mood for the rest of IVY, “Bloom” gives a window into the sonic space which Kerr will “sound off” in.
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Take Five with Dion Kerr

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Meet Dion Kerr: Dion Kerr is a multi-dimensional artist (multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, songwriter, photographer, and videographer) born and raised in South Florida. 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 ...

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The Smoogies

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What do you call a conglomerate of diverse, talented multi-instrumentalists and composers? You call them “The Smoogies” — a musical smoothie blended with a lot of culture, life experience and most certainly ‘a vibe’. The Smoogies band is comprised of Harvel Nakundi (drums/percussion), Dion Kerr (bass), Vaughn Henry (keys/vocals) and David Chiverton (drums), all formally trained musicians hailing from South Florida. Each member has served interchangeably as leader and accompanist to a variety of performing acts around the world with repertoires spanning across multiple genres. Harvel (J


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