|Flutist / Songwriter / Vocalist/pianist/arranger||248.320.9024|
GenresSoul, Jazz, Adult contemporary
LocationDetroit MI United States
Sounds LikeHolly Cole, Donald Fagen, Pheobe Snow
Digital Locationhttp://tracykash.com musicpage.com/tracykashthomas
HistoryMember since: 12/22/2013 Year Founded: 1993
- Original material: 02 hrs : 15 min
- Cover material: 01 hrs : 15 min
- CDs released: 3
- CDs sold: 1000
- Digital songs sold: 200
- Original Songs:
- Average Draw: 30
- Largest crowd: 150
- Have sound: Full PA
Tracy Kash began her musical life as a classical musician. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree from University of North Texas – a veritable jazz factory producing musicians such as Lou Marini and Stefan Karlsson – and a Master’s degree from the venerable Boston Conservatory, Tracy is an accomplished flutist. Add her impeccable songwriting, arranging and production talents to the mix and it is easy to see why she is an established musician’s musician in her native Detroit, where she currently lives, as well as in her previous hometown, New York City. Her unique brand of jazz and jazz-influenced rock/pop, thrills live audiences as well as her growing radio following.
Ian Anderson, of Jethro Tull fame, enamored of her classical bent and rock sensibility, invited her on stage as a guest flutist at his 2003 State Theater concert. In 2009 Tracy received a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Jazz vocalist and has been nominated for numerous others in recent years, including Outstanding Jazz Composer, Modern Jazz Band, R&B Composer, and R&B artist. Her two most recent CDs, There and Back Again and Sound Truth were both nominated for Detroit Music Awards. Sound Truth was also distinguished as one of the “Top 10 of 2010” by the Detroit Metrotimes’ Brett Callwood. Her music can be heard on the CD ROM, which accompanies The Complete Idiot’s Guide to MP3. Her extensive media exposure in New York and Detroit, includes the nationally broadcast Mitch Albom Show, and she has done considerable radio and television jingle work nationwide.
Tracy can be heard on the 1999 release of gravelly popular NYC great, Alan Andrews, entitled Cleaned and Pressed. She plays sings, plays flute, and writes/arranges for the Nighthawks Jazz Orchestra, a dectet featuring music by Michigan composers and arrangers.