“It was Mystery Lady, the Etta James tribute to Billie Holiday, that changed me forever. At that moment I knew I wanted to be a jazz singer and keep those songs alive.”
— Kai Brant
KAI BRANT - I come from the Iroquois Nation, founded by the "Great Peacemaker". My family belongs to the Oneida Tribe, and my given surname is after the Mohawk Chief, Joseph Brant. Singing provides me the unique opportunity to be a modern-day Peacemaker, bringing people of all nations, backgrounds, and beliefs together to celebrate and be one, if even for a brief moment in time.
I spent the first decade of my musical career self-indulging with my guitars, writing and performing original songs between Los Angeles and London. I later journeyed into the world of jazz... something I've wanted to do ever since listening to Etta's tribute to Ella: Mystery Lady. My passion for this music and the Great American Songbook is being beautifully realized with The Las Vegas Jazz Trio. Aside from my love of jazz, I also have an affinity towards country music. Having listened to classic country records with my grandfather since I was a little girl, you are sure to hear this influence in upcoming releases. I do wish my grandparents were still around to hear me... but inspiration lives on and on.
I cannot think of a better way to approach another decade; with friends new and old, and music that I continue to discover and share. I'm grateful to be a part of this world, and every person that crosses my path, and if you are reading this, you are one of those people. Thank you for allowing me to share my passion with you and for being open to the power of music and the power of spirit.