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KATHRYN BALLARD SHUT (pronounced /shoot/) is an accomplished composer, author, jazz pianist and vocalist, based in Denver, Colorado and who grew up surrounded by both music lovers and working musicians.

Classically trained on the piano beginning at age 8, reeds at age 10, and incorporating jazz theory by age 14, Kathryn has served as both pianist and woodwind "doubler" in big bands (clarinet/flute/saxes) as well as small combos. Most recently, she served as a prominent member of several jazz orchestras within The Colorado Jazz Workshop under the leadership of trumpeter Hugh Ragin.

Kathryn is co-founder of the classic jazz small ensemble, 'Lost Soul Jazz Combo' (album: and has played major venues in Denver (including a sold out show in the dining room of the famous Dazzle Restaurant) with this and several other prominent groups.

In addition to collaborating with jazz master and father, the late Tim Ballard, Kathryn has also worked closely with Latino film and music stars composer Daniel Valdez (of 'Zoot Suit','La Bamba','The Westside Oratorio'), as well as with Denver jazz artists Mark Diamond, Keith Oxman, Drew Morell, Hugh Ragin, Linda Theus-Lee, Mike Evans, Kevin MacInness, Jared Johnson, Jean-Luc Davis, and many other excellent artists.

Most recently, she has been very honored as an ASCAP-affiliated songwriter-publisher to collaborate with master composer brothers Piero and Pippo Lombardo, by co-composing and authoring 8 tracks on Camera Soul's powerful hornline-celebration albums, "Dress Code" (2015) and "Not For Ordinary People" (2013), with several more credits on forthcoming album, "Connections" (2016).

Kathryn keeps busy as president of Denver-based TIMKAT Entertainment, a record label and booking agency that focuses on promoting world-class, independent jazz, soul, and R&B talent for live performances, multimedia projects, and digital album sales online. She has been an active NARAS Member since 2008 (LA Chapter) and a Voting Member since 2012.

In her "spare time", Kathryn is an active jazz blog contributor and her ideas can be found on respected music publications such as CoffeeTalk Jazz Magazine, AllAboutJazz, and JazzTimes Community Pages.

To relieve stress, Kathryn also loves to dance (mostly West and East Coast "Jitterbug" swing), is an avid online gamer, and has been known to throw down some mean arrows in archery.

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Camera Soul to Perform at the Prestigious Umbria Winter Jazz Festival #23 in Orvieto

Posted on November 18, 2015 at 9:02pm 0 Comments

From December 30 (2015) until January 3, 2016, Italian jazz-funk sensation Camera Soul will debut at the prestigious Umbria Winter Jazz Festival to perform nine shows throughout the five-day event. Info at

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At 12:48pm on November 30, 2015, Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces said…

Getting a hang of UJD! Thanks!

At 12:59am on July 17, 2015, Kathryn Ballard Shut / TIMKAT said…

Check out all of our amazing artists - Camera Soul, The Motion Collective, Marchio Bossa, Tim Ballard, Lost Soul, and more at!

At 3:02pm on July 23, 2013, Uptown Jazz Dallas IJF said…

Hello Kathryn!

Welcome to the official social network of the Uptown Jazz Dallas | International Jazz Festival organization and the hub of our great North Texas Jazz Movement. Our focus is on all things music, food, fashion, film and the arts in the DFW Metroplex. Make yourself at home. Upload your photos, video, logos of your business and all, to let N. Texas know what you're into. This is a place for you to network with the world. There are powerful tools here to showcase everything you do and love. Share your activities freely. Please use the Invite tab above to expose others to the movement. It's already a great community. With You here it just got better. Don't hesitate sharing this with others via the PROMOTE and SHARE buttons everywhere on this network. Connect your social media accounts via the Settings links in the upper right. Then, click Connections along the left to add your Facebook and Twitter accounts. 


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