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Kay Grant is a vocalist and free improviser whose work is informed by experience in a range of styles including jazz, opera, rock and pop. Considering the voice as an instrumental component rather than a privileged expressive vehicle, she uses her far reaching vocal range along with a wealth of stylistic elements, tones, colours and noises, playing with imagination, energy and sensitivity. STAGED Although born in Brooklyn, an early holiday to visit family in London left her determined to call it home, and she’s been a dedicated Londoner for half her life. Kay originally took to the stage at the age of six, singing musical theatre alongside her parents in local productions

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Evan Parker/John Russell/John Edwards, Pat Thomas, Alison Blunt/Benedict Taylor/David Leahy, Kay Grant/Alex Ward: Making Rooms

Read "Making Rooms" reviewed by John Eyles

Originated by guitarist John Russell and pianist/trumpeter Chris Burn, Mopomoso is an improvised-music organisation that has run a series of monthly concerts in London ever since 1991, making it the longest-running such series in the UK. Between April 23rd and 30th 2013, Mopomoso embarked on a tour of England which visited seven cities outside London. At ...

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Kay Grant / Alex Ward: Fast Talk

Read "Fast Talk" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

It is not often that the human voice is pitted against another human voice expressed through the vibrations of a moist and well-shaven reed of any instrument that has one, let alone a clarinet, which is made of seasoned wood and has the ability of being made to cry and wail just as naturally as another ...

Fast Talk

Label: Emanem Records
Released: 2011


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