Music Producer, Director, and multi-instrumentalist.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 15 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
I can help with your infectious dance party OR a create a laid back, groovy evening of easy listening music as well as everything in between. It all depends on what you're looking for as I pride myself on versatility as I tailor each set to the event. Whatever you're looking for, I am capable of!
As a 2013 alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts I received a diploma in Contemporary Writing and Production while taking courses that refined and expanded my writing, directing, and production skills. I have over 8 years of experience in production and direction, having first received my Bachelors of Science in General Studies, Music Education K-12 Brass in May of 2010 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Currently, I am the Music Director for Evolfo Doofeht, an 8-piece gypsy/funk group that tours nationally with artists such as the Counting Crows, Rozzi Crane, Red Baraat, Betty Who, and the Hot 8 Brass Ensemble. As Music Director I take point on the development of compositions, arrangements, chart preparation, direction of rehearsals, and production both in and out of the studio. Beyond the music this role requires a great deal of logistical work including tour planning, contracts, performance paperwork, handling of finances, stage plot, backline information, band rider, as well as transportation and lodging for the group while on tour. Just recently I have stepped into the TV industry composing cues and providing administrative assistance to Big Sound Factory, a music production house specializing in music to be sold to major television networks like NBC, ABC, and CBS. My past experience includes a three-month internship at Electric Lady Studios where I provided general assistance to some of the industries finest sound engineers, including Michael Brauer and Tom Elmhirst. During my time there I facilitated artist research, logged sessions, assisted with daily tasks, and set/striked sessions. I was also in charge of the organization of artist riders for clients like U2, Kid Cudi, Haim, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, John Mayer and Danger Mouse. Working at Electric Lady was highly demanding and a great test to my patience but it was equally rewarding and insightful because I got an honest look into the production and direction of today’s top 40 artists.
I find most of my work as a freelance performer specializing in trumpet performance covering any and all genres as well as an experienced sound technician. I pride myself on professionalism and workability and I look forward to every opportunity.
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Past Booked Events
|September 13, 2014||Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party|
Two hours of original music as well as 4 hours of cover music from multiple genres including Soul, Classic Rock, Funk, R&B, New Orleans, Jazz and Pop.
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Sexx Laws - Beck
Nicotine & Gravy - Beck
Mixed Bizness - Beck
Debra - Beck
Use Me - Bill Withers
Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
Something About Us - Daft Punk
Big Chief - Dr. John
Right Place Wrong Time - Dr. John
Cold Cold Cold - Dr. John
Miracle Man - Elvis Costello
Radio Radio Elvis Costello
Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe
Dirty Harry - Gorillaz
Sex Machine James Brown 0
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Funk - John Williams arr. Evolfo Doofeht
Shake Everything You’ve Got - Maceo Parker
1999 - Prince
How Come You Don’t Call Me - Prince arr. Alicia Keys
Hold On I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
G’s and Hustlas - Snoop Dogg
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder
Six Days on the Road - Taj Mahal
Rudie Can't Fail - The Clash
It's All Right - The Impressions
Shout - The Isley Brothers
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Fire On The Bayou - The Meters
Cissy Strut - The Meters
Look-Ka Py Py - The Meters
Funky Miracle - The Meters
Bitch - The Rolling Stones
Girlfriend Is Better - Talking Heads
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
AND MANY MANY MANY MORE!
|Kai M Sorensen||Director/Performer/Engineer|
Influences & Inspiration
Artists that have inspired (and continue to do so) are Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, The Isley Brothers, Elvis Costello, Gorgol Bordello, Beck, The Black Keys, Dangermouse, Prince, The Meters, P-Funk, Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, The Doobie Brothers and many many many others.
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