Kaki King

Kaki King

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Kaki King has released 9 albums over the past 14 years. She has performed on every continent over the course of multiple world tours, and has presented her work in a variety of prestigious arts centers, including the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA and The Met. Kaki has created music for numerous film and TV soundtracks, including “August Rush” and Sean Penn's “Into the Wild”, for which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score.

In 2015 Kaki launched “The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body,” a groundbreaking multi-media performance that converts her signature Ovation Adamas guitar into a projection screen depicting a wildly luminous creation myth around the instrument.

In addition to her solo work, KingHailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unt has collaborated with NYC-based string quartet Ethel, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, premiering a classical piece commissioned by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. In April 2017, King recorded her first full-length album with symphony orchestra, commissioned by the Berklee College of Music, which was released on September 22, 2017.

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Subgenre: Instrumental
From: Brooklyn, NY