About Kait:

KAIT DUNTON is a Los Angeles based composer & pianist with an unconventional approach to composition and to the piano trio, best expressed by her genre-pushing super group, trioKAIT. Kait’s innovative compositions shuffle wide-ranging influences into a refreshingly modern take on instrumental music that is as uncategorizable as it is infectious. 

Kait Dunton has produced and released five albums of original compositions, with a sixth featuring her inventive arranging style. Her latest album, Planet D’earth, reached #9 on the JazzWeek charts and was featured on Tom Schnabel’s KCRW Rhythm Planet. In 2018, DownBeat awarded 4.5 stars to Kait’s latest trio album, trioKAIT 2, writing that “Dunton brings a Technicolor sensibility to everything she touches.” In 2017, trioKAIT Casual reached #5 on the Jazz Week radio charts, while her debut album, Real & Imagined, continues to draw fans, now with nearly 2 million streams on Spotify. Her third record, trioKAIT, made the Huffington Post’s list of “The Best Jazz for 2015”. Prior to this, Kait was a member of Snarky Puppy during their formative years in Texas, appearing on their sophomore record, The World is Getting Smaller.

In addition to composition and performance, Kait is also an active recording artist and educator. She records often for film, television and other artists, and currently heads the Piano Performance program at the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) in Pasadena, California. 

About trioKAIT:

trioKAIT is: Kait Dunton on piano and keyboards, Cooper Appelt on electric bass, and Jake Reed on drums. Fused together via Kait’s unconventional compositions, the trio melds into a laser-focused single entity, bringing a modern, tight and groovy concept to the piano trio format. Six years and three albums in, trioKAIT has developed a dynamic group sound and acquired many accolades along the way, including 4.5 stars in Downbeat and top spots on the JazzWeek charts for each album (#5, #11, #20).

 A "confluence of the classic piano trio, and space-aged funk and fusion." - DownBeat

“Dunton brings a Technicolor sensibility to everything she touches.” - DownBeat

“Thrilling and original... a new kind of jazz trio demonstrates that 21st century jazz can be subtle and soulful at the same time." - PopMatters