The Jazzcat

Hydeus Kiatta Trio at Lunaria!!

by on Nov.11, 2004, under News

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Kiatta performed at Lunaria Jazz and Supper Club once again but, this

time with a different twist. Her music has jazz, Middle Eastern and

folk influences and can be arranged with different instrumentation to

bring out the multitude of flavors that it has to offer. Here in Los Angeles,

Hydeus has usually performed with a traditional quartet of piano, bass

and drums. She has also performed with other instruments including

violin and cello. The performance this evening featured Greg Poree,

producer, teacher, composer and well known guitarist in Los Angeles and the big percussive sound of Derf Reklaw, another sought after favorite here in LA.

 image Hydeus Kiatta Video

Hydeus, who was recently featured with Greg Poree

in the musical spotlight on the jazz television show “Jazz in the

Modern Era” is very empathetic to the world and all of its inadequate

human inconsistencies. This love for the potential of how much better

our world can be is felt in her lyrics as she sings, scats and reaches

through each octave to reach the perfect tone to express her feelings.

Tall, gorgeous, a beautiful smile and warm heart are just a few

amenities that you get not only from the singer but, especially the


 image Derk Reklaw Video

Greg Poree plays some beautifully melting chords

on his guitar. He and Derf have worked together before on a recording

but, have not been in the studio at the same time. This was an

opportunity for the two players to collaborate their talents in person

and they added some nice rhythmically enhancing variants to Hydeus’

music as well as on “The Nearness of you” and a few other standards

performed that evening.

 image Greg Poree Video

With a few new tunes in her arsenal, Hydeus is

currently redeveloping her website and working on a DVD that will be

used primarily for promotional material for festivals here and

overseas. In January, she will be taking a trip to Denmark to visit friends and explore other musical opportunities. She has performed in Copenhagen, at Carnegie Hall in New York, at the Big Sur Jazz Festival as well as many of the clubs in the San Francisco area.

Here are a few ways to experience her music. 

Click here to listen and purchase tunes for just $1

Click here to watch performance on
“Jazz in the Modern Era”

Click here for Hydeus Kiatta official website

Keep an eye and an ear out for Hydeus’ next performance, one that I am sure you will enjoy!!!


LeRoy Downs



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