Kari KIRKLAND's CD Release Feat Shelly Berg, Peter Erskine, Tom Scott and Kevin Axt

Wed Jan 25 2023

8:30 PM

Catalina Bar & Grill

6725 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

$30.00

All Ages

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Canadian-born California-based singer Kari Kirkland teams up with four-time Grammy nominated producer and pianist Shelly Berg for the release of her sophomore album if (when you go) this January 13th.
Breathing fresh life into a range of classic songs, the all-star line-up is brought together by lush arrangements and immaculate production at one of Los Angeles’ premiere recording venues. Kari’s journey to the legendary Capitol Studios in October 2021 was by no means orthodox though...
Growing up criss-crossing the States as the child of two touring musicians, her roundabout route to jazz singer includes time as a professional trapeze artist, circus producer, and private chef. The next step was no less surprising either; the day after wrapping at Capitol, Kari flew to Seattle to donate her left kidney to a fellow musician, and spent the remainder of 2021 recovering.
The session itself, though, was just what you’d expect from such an array of jazz talent. Collaborating once again with Shelly Berg, the duo assembled an all-star ensemble featuring the legendary Peter Erskine (Weather Report), Terell Stafford (McCoy Tyner, Christian McBride), and Carlitos del Puerto (Chick Corea, Quincy Jones, Bruce Springsteen) amongst others.
Led by Kirkland’s intimate, honest vocal style, the unique arrangements encapsulate the essence of a collection of contemporary songs including Sting’s Fragile, Coldplay’s Fix You, and Jeff Buckley’s Lover, You Should’ve Come Over.
In a refreshingly new context, the vocals soar above a sonic landscape of pristinely recorded, masterful jazz musicianship, big-band-esque horn lines, lush string arrangements, and top tier production.
On working with Kirkland, four time Grammy nominee Shelly Berg said: “There is a depth of truth and heart in her singing that is very, very compelling. I’m proud and blessed to have done this project with her.”

Kari Kirkland | Vocals Shelly Berg | Keyboards, Arrangements Peter Erskine | Drums
Dean Parks | Guitar Brian Kilgore | Percussion Kevin Axt | Bass Terrel Stafford | Trumpet Carlitos del Puerto | Bass Jason Arkins | Saxophone David Mason | Saxophone Camilo Molina | Trumpet Michael Gutierrez | Trumpet Brandon Bryant | Trombone  Budapest Scoring Orchestra | Strings

Private Streaming: Soundcloud
WAVs: download here | Photos: download here
Artist website: karikirkland.com

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Kari KIRKLAND's CD Release Feat Shelly Berg, Peter Erskine, Tom Scott and Kevin Axt

  • Kari KIRKLAND

    Kari KIRKLAND

    Music

    After eight years in Seattle working as a professional circus artist, vocalist, and former co-owner of Emerald City Trapeze Arts, Kari Kirkland left the dazzle of the Big Top and the death-defying practice behind to take center stage as a full-time musician in Southern California.
    The Canadian-born daughter of two working musicians from the US, Kari’s childhood was spent crisscrossing North America by car. She played in various pop, rock, cabaret, and jazz groups through the early 2000’s in Canada and the US before moving to Europe in 2003 where she spent 4 years writing, recording, and performing. While working in Seattle as a private chef by day, and performing music at night, Kari signed up for a flying trapeze class. There, she met her husband, Gary, in midair; he owned a circus school and performance venue in downtown Seattle. They married a year to the day later. Working together, they produced professional large-scale theatrical circus shows.
    Kari’s debut album, Wild is the Wind, arranged and produced by four-time Grammy nominee, Shelly Berg, is a collection of contemporary songs and jazz standards. Shelly pulled together Phil Ramone’s rhythm section at United Recording in Los Angeles; with Dean Parks (guitar), Kevin Axt (bass), Gregg Field (drums), Brian Kilgore (percussion), three-time Grammy winner John Daversa (trumpet), two-time Grammy winner Roy Hargrove (trumpet / flugelhorn), and Shelly himself on piano. The project was engineered and mixed by Don Murray in Los Angeles, and mastered by Paul Blakemore in Nashville.
    While the presence of jazz greats such as Berg and Hargrove establish Wild is the Wind as a jazz vocal album, the selection of songs cross musical boundaries, ranging from Adult Contemporary, pop, and blues, with moments of Latin and cabaret. 

    In October, 2021, Kari and Shelly collaborated once again, recording 15 new tracks at Capitol Records in Los Angeles, this time with the legendary Peter Erskine on drums, featuring Carlitos del Puerto on bass, and Terell Stafford on trumpet.  the day after wrapping at Capitol, Kari flew to Seattle to donate her left kidney to a fellow musician, and spent the remainder of 2021 recovering. Her second album, entitled If (when you go), will be released on January 13, 2023.
    Shelly Berg’s feelings about his decision to work with Kari speak to the talents of this newcomer to the jazz scene. “Kari’s voice and style are uniquely ‘her’`'', he says. “There is a depth of truth and heart in her singing that is very, very compelling. I’m proud and blessed to have done this project with her.”

  • Shelly Berg

    Shelly Berg

    Jazz

  • Peter Erskine

    Peter Erskine

    Jazz

  • Kevin Axt

    Kevin Axt

    Classic Jazz

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Kari KIRKLAND's CD Release Feat Shelly Berg, Peter Erskine, Tom Scott and Kevin Axt

Wed Jan 25 2023 8:30 PM

Catalina Bar & Grill Hollywood CA
Kari KIRKLAND's CD Release Feat Shelly Berg, Peter Erskine, Tom Scott and Kevin Axt

$30.00 All Ages

Canadian-born California-based singer Kari Kirkland teams up with four-time Grammy nominated producer and pianist Shelly Berg for the release of her sophomore album if (when you go) this January 13th.
Breathing fresh life into a range of classic songs, the all-star line-up is brought together by lush arrangements and immaculate production at one of Los Angeles’ premiere recording venues. Kari’s journey to the legendary Capitol Studios in October 2021 was by no means orthodox though...
Growing up criss-crossing the States as the child of two touring musicians, her roundabout route to jazz singer includes time as a professional trapeze artist, circus producer, and private chef. The next step was no less surprising either; the day after wrapping at Capitol, Kari flew to Seattle to donate her left kidney to a fellow musician, and spent the remainder of 2021 recovering.
The session itself, though, was just what you’d expect from such an array of jazz talent. Collaborating once again with Shelly Berg, the duo assembled an all-star ensemble featuring the legendary Peter Erskine (Weather Report), Terell Stafford (McCoy Tyner, Christian McBride), and Carlitos del Puerto (Chick Corea, Quincy Jones, Bruce Springsteen) amongst others.
Led by Kirkland’s intimate, honest vocal style, the unique arrangements encapsulate the essence of a collection of contemporary songs including Sting’s Fragile, Coldplay’s Fix You, and Jeff Buckley’s Lover, You Should’ve Come Over.
In a refreshingly new context, the vocals soar above a sonic landscape of pristinely recorded, masterful jazz musicianship, big-band-esque horn lines, lush string arrangements, and top tier production.
On working with Kirkland, four time Grammy nominee Shelly Berg said: “There is a depth of truth and heart in her singing that is very, very compelling. I’m proud and blessed to have done this project with her.”

Kari Kirkland | Vocals Shelly Berg | Keyboards, Arrangements Peter Erskine | Drums
Dean Parks | Guitar Brian Kilgore | Percussion Kevin Axt | Bass Terrel Stafford | Trumpet Carlitos del Puerto | Bass Jason Arkins | Saxophone David Mason | Saxophone Camilo Molina | Trumpet Michael Gutierrez | Trumpet Brandon Bryant | Trombone  Budapest Scoring Orchestra | Strings

Private Streaming: Soundcloud
WAVs: download here | Photos: download here
Artist website: karikirkland.com

iew

Please correct the information below.

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All Ages
limit 10 per person
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$30.00

Delivery Method

Will Call

Terms & Conditions

Dinner or two-drink minimum required in addition to the tickets, plus a $0.49 music royalty fee per patron.
Doors open for dinner 1 1/2 hour before the first show and 1/2 hour before the second show if there is a second show.

Except for Private Events.
Ticket sales are final.


Catalina's Management