Las Vegas Jazz Trio with Kai Brant
Kai Brant and the Las Vegas Jazz Trio will perform April 8 and 29. The trio, featuring Brant on vocals, is comprised of Martin Motnik on bass, Moises Sol on piano and T. G. LaFredo on drums (Buffalo, New York).
Vocalist, producer and songwriter Kai Brant performed extensively throughout London and Southern California before pursuing her love of jazz. She released her debut avant-garde record in 2010, followed in 2012 by The Way You Look Tonight, a sultry compilation of classic jazz standards; both albums received high acclaim for their originality and vocal expression. As a live performer, Kai strives to give the audience an authentic performance while using her unique style to create a fresh approach. She is currently working on an electro-jazz project consisting of originals, jazz remixes, and hidden gems in the public domain.
Pianist Moises Sol studied at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City. Moises has performed with The Buck Ram’s Platters, Jon Secada, and Niccola de Bari, and conducted recording sessions and concert tours for the Mexican Icon Grammy nominee Juan Gabriel. He has served as an educator in the public school system in Mexico City, a professor at the music academy for the Musician’s Union in Mexico City, a piano instructor at UNLV, and currently teaches music at the Coral Academy of Science in Las Vegas. Moises is endorsed by Yamaha.
Bassist Martin Motnik, born and raised in Ludwigshafen, Germany, is a seasoned musician, performing guitar and bass for the past twenty years. As a solo artist, Martin has attained endorsements from Ritter Instruments, Gallien-Krueger amplification, Elixir Strings, and Line 6 effects. With references of international renown, Martin is a busy touring and recording artist who has performed all over the world. In Las Vegas, he has appeared at virtually all major resort hotels and casinos on and around the Strip.
As the son of a drummer, music is at the heart of T. G. LaFredo's earliest memories. He grew up in western New York but moved to Boston at eighteen, enrolling in Berklee College of Music. There he studied drum set, as well as the percussion of Latin/Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, West African, and Middle Eastern traditions. “Which is why today my house looks like a museum of percussion,” he adds. Since music school, T.G. has recorded and performed in numerous styles, including jazz, rock, fusion, pop, country, and Irish. As a writer and editor, his work has appeared in Modern Drummer magazine, among other publications.