KJ Denhert & The New York Unit

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  • KJ Denhert & The New York Unit with Geoff Gallante

    This show was on Feb 20th, 2014 | 11 people watched
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  • KJ Denhert & The New York Unit

    This show was on Nov 16th, 2013 | 15 people watched
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Bio

Since 1997 , KJ Denhert performs regularly at New York's 55 Bar located at 55 Christopher St. New York, NY. Every other Saturday 10pm -2am and on The First Wednesday of each month from 7-9pm

Bio;
KJ Denhert is a unique artist, singer, guitarist and songwriter who calls her music Urban Folk and Jazz. Her voice is powerful, her lyrics full of intelligent insight, and her... more

Since 1997 , KJ Denhert performs regularly at New York's 55 Bar located at 55 Christopher St. New York, NY. Every other Saturday 10pm -2am and on The First Wednesday of each month from 7-9pm

Bio;
KJ Denhert is a unique artist, singer, guitarist and songwriter who calls her music Urban Folk and Jazz. Her voice is powerful, her lyrics full of intelligent insight, and her musicianship is impeccable. Her eclectic yet unified performances reach out to many different types of audiences without compromising her music and beliefs. She is heard at her best on her most recent recording, Destiny and is known to be especially good live. She performs the unusual feat of being both highly individual and quite accessible.

KJ remembers, “I picked up a guitar when I was ten and immediately I started writing music. I was completely self-taught, by listening to records and playing them over and over, teaching myself tablature from a great James Taylor book. In the 1980s, KJ Denhert toured for six years as the lead guitarist and occasional vocalist with an all-female band called Fire, playing rock and top-40 music throughout the US, Canada and Europe. After the group ran its course, she worked at a day job while continuing to write and play music. While working in Cleveland as a financial analyst, she started the Mother Cyclone label and made her first recording. Moving home to New York in 1997, she formed the NY Unit, a group that she still performs with.

Destiny, which is set to be released in late 2013 is KJ Denhert’s tenth recording to date. “I left my day job eight years ago and began to make the records that I’ve been wanting to record ever since I started to dream of such a thing. I combine all of the styles that I grew up with and enjoyed, going all the way back to Sergio Mendes. My music has a bit of acoustic guitar, some R&B and it grooves in what I hope after ten recordings is a signature of my style. I took the opportunity to tip my hat to icons for me like Steely Dan and James Taylor and since Album No. 9 I have been experimenting with the intimacy of piano trio. I brought that back on Destiny which is out as an EP now at shows and dug in with the songs about life as I see it today. “Destiny is the place you’ll find yourself on the road you took to avoid it”-Jean De La Fontaine,15th century French philosopher.

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