Dayan Kai

Keys, Strings, Winds & Skins; a true Multi-Instrumentalist Virtuoso with an outstanding voice to match.

Born without sight but not without soul. Formally trained since the age of 2, Dayan Kai is a Singer-Songwriter, Arranger and Producer with a lifelong commitment to music. Kai is also a stunning accompanist working with numerous notable artists from around the world in many styles and traditions.

Currently, Dayan is working with long-time friend and collaborator Singer-Songwriter Keith Greeninger on an ESE Acoustic Duet Record with Award-Winning Producer and Engineer, Cookie Marenco. Dayan & Keith are both Blue Coast Records artists.

Since moving to Eastern Washington in 05, Dayan has begun to work with some notable local Bands in The Spokane area. Including:

*Hot Club of Spokane, a Gyspy-Jazz, Swing and Jump-Blues dance band
*6 Foot Swing the Inlander's Voted "Spokane's Favorite Band" 2 years in a row
*Right Means Left duck music

Dayan has played at many notable Festivals, such as Sister's Folk Festival, American River, Art on the Green, Sandpoint Music Festival, Summerfest, Bumbershoot Festival and The High Sierra Festival.

Discography: Dayan has released five solo albums, "Treat A Stranger Right," "Livin' Like A Rat Again," "The First Twelve Years," "All Kai," "Songs of Sunday" and as well as two albums with his former band Water, "Scrape the Sun" and "Look out the Window"all self produced. He has also contributed his talents on a multitude of of albums in the folk, jazz & world genres.

His diverse studies have included training with renowned World Music Composer Lou Harrison, Latin Percussionist Michael Strunk, Jazz Trumpeter/Arranger Ray Brown and Mandolin Master David Grisman.

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