Kenneth Norris

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Ken Norris was born and raised near Cleveland, Ohio.  Writer of musical comedy and student of piano and voice, he continued on to Yale University where he received a degree in architecture while developing his vocal skills as a member of Yale's premier vocal jazz ensemble Redhot & Blue.  Upon graduation, Ken relocated to Paris, where he has since established himself as a vocalist arranger and composer for stage and screen.  He has received commissions from, among others, the New York University Tisch School of the Arts and La Compagnie Musiques en Scène, Paris.  He has written sung a number of successful radio-oriented productions, and recently interpreted the role of Lynceus in François Ribac's contemporary opera Le Regard de Lyncée.  He is a member of Paris' New Music Association (promotion and development of new and improvised musics), and is a participant in the 1999 Suoni e Sound Festival in Elba, Italy.  At present, Ken Norris is developing an original repertoire for his new jazz ensemble with pianist Pierre Bertrand.

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