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 has produced and released four albums of original compositions, with a fifth featuring her inventive arranging style. DownBeat awarded 4.5 stars to Kait’s latest 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 over 1.5 million streams on Spotify. Her third record, trioKAIT, made the Huffington Post’s list of “The Best Jazz for 2015”. In addition to composition and performance, Kait is also an active educator, heading the Piano Performance program at the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) in Pasadena, California.