Kathryn Ballard Shut (TIMKAT Entertainment)
Kathryn Ballard Shut (TIMKAT Entertainment)

Kathryn Ballard Shut (TIMKAT Entertainment)

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Introduction: *** FULLY VACCINATED AND AVAILABLE TO PLAY BOTH OUTDOOR AND SMALL INDOOR SHOWS! LOOKING FORWARD TO ENTERTAINING YOU IN FALL AND HOLIDAY 2021 AND BEYOND. *** With over 35 years' experience in music, and over 25 years as a pro entertainer, I love to bring an eclectic and multi-age mix of quality Jazz/Latin/Smooth Jazz, Soul, Funk, 50s-90s classics, and Modern Pop music to special events. I am very interactive, upbeat, positive, and fun on stage, and enjoy offering premium performances on an eclectic variety of piano, clarinet, and/or vocals, suited to your needs, style preferences, and budget. If additional musicians are needed, we can discuss how best to round out the sound you are looking for, as I work with several outstanding pro saxophonists, bassists, and guitarists. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to entertaining you soon! Best always, Kathryn

Hired 5 times

Serves Brighton, CO

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1 employee

14 years in business

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Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and punctuality.


4 reviews


Maria B.

Music Entertainment

Residents loved the music! TIMKAT was very professional and played very well. Residents seamed to be impressed that their community had entertainment in their lobby, taking videos and pictures.
Kathryn Ballard Shut (TIMKAT Entertainment)'s reply
Thank you so much, Maria! Vern and I loved performing at CCT II/III and look forward to returning very soon!
Aug 27, 2018
Rachel A.

Music Entertainment

Kathryn did a great job at our Roaring 2020's New Year's Eve party. Her music selection and performance was absolutely perfect for our gathering. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the music. We'll certainly book her again in the future.
Kathryn Ballard Shut (TIMKAT Entertainment)'s reply
Thank you Rachel, Zach, and your amazing family for the booking, hospitality, and for such a memorable start to 2020! Looking forward to future engagements with you soon.
Jan 1, 2020
Sharyn P.

Always great music, on time, friendly, interactive performances. We go often to hear Kathryn’s music.
Kathryn Ballard Shut (TIMKAT Entertainment)'s reply
Thank you so much for the kind review! Looking forward to more performances in the future!
Dec 8, 2018
Ashley S.

Music Entertainment

Kathryn Ballard Shut (TIMKAT Entertainment)'s reply
Thank you so much Ashley! We look forward to future events at The Fort.
May 11, 2019
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    While each opportunity is different, we set a 2 hour-minimum for shows. Since each show needs time to set up on-the-spot (drums, keyboards, amplifiers, PA/mixers, microphones, etc), we would like for the experience to be worth the musicians' and clients' travel and work time, and have found that the 2 hour minimum works best. For a typical 3-hour show, we tend to work within the $100-150/hr price range, maxing out at 5 hours total; however, please contact us directly (chat, email, or phone) to negotiate the rate that works best with your budget and event type.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Begin here on Thumbtack with a response to our quote, and follow-up either via email at the address or phone number included in the quote, and we will work to craft a contract that meets your special needs.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Many of our musicians hold Bachelor and even Master of Arts degrees in Music Performance and Music Education. We have many years' experience in performing jazz, blues, pop, and other genres, and some of our artists are actually seasoned professionals in other areas such as technology, management, science, and law.

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