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KJDenhert

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KJ Denhert is a unique singer, guitarist and songwriter of Urban Folk and Jazz. Her voice is powerful with lyrics full of intelligent insight and impeccable musicianship. Her performances reach out to different audiences without compromising her music and beliefs. She is heard at her best on her most recent recording, Lucky 7 and especially good live. She performs the unusual feat of being both highly individual and quite accessible. In the 1980s, KJ Denhert toured as the lead guitarist and occasional vocalist with an all-female band called Fire, playing rock and top-40 music throughout the US, Canada and Europe. After the group ran its course, she worked at a day job while continuing to write and play music. While working in Cleveland as a financial analyst, she started the Mother Cyclone label and made her first recording. Moving home to New York in 1997, she formed the NY Unit, a group that she still performs with. “I look for players who have an ability to groove and have lots of drama in their playing. Lucky 7 (2007) was KJ Denhert’s seventh recording. It has acoustic guitar, r&b and her style of groove, reflecting her greatest influences, Sergio Mendes, Steely Dan and James Taylor. Besides running her own band and label, KJ has performed at Umbria Jazz and other festivals and clubs around the world. She has a residency at The 55 Bar in NYC. She's won several songwriting contests including Kerrville New Folk Song Contest in 2006 for "Private Angel" and the Mountain Stage Newsong Contest in 2005 for "Little Mary".Website: www.kjdenhert.com

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