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”KAT” Modiano Quartet @ Iridium, NYC

Performance Location: Bowery Poetry Club, New York City, NY, USA

Performance Date: December 19th, 2007

Music by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano.

Performed with:
 Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano – Flute & efx, 
Ricky “Dirty Red” Gordon- drums, 
Ariel DeLaportia – el bass. 

Ariel de la Portilla music @ All About Jazz

With screening of images from “Krazy Kat” cartoon strip by George Herriman. 
Video sequence by Daniel Givens.
About | danielmgivens

“Yael Acher is a flutist who isn’t about faking the funk. Instead of floating diaphanous tones on top of innocuous smooth jazz, her hard-edged Junk Kat Modiano ensemble is run from the kick drum.”- by Steve Smith, Time Out New York, Magazine, February 14th-20th, 2008, New York City, USA.

Album title: “’KAT’ & ‘MOON’ in Manna-hata 
Genre: Electro-acoustic Fusion Jazz.
All music by Yael Acher “KAT” modiano
Artists: Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano: composition, scores, Flute &EFX and Electronic tracks, leading.

And Daniel Muschinsky- Keyboards, Kristor Brødsgaard- Double Bass and El bass, DJ Lars B. Beats and EFX, Wycliffe Gordon- Trombone and Rhodes Piano, Corcoran Holt- Double Bass, Randy Crafton- Middle Eastern, African and custom-made Percussion, Rashad Dobbins- MC/Poet, Ameen Saleem- El Bass, Jeremy ‘BEAN’ Clemons.

Record label: independent – MODIANOMUSIC
Release on: January 2014, in New York City and globally. (CDs and online platforms)
Production: Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano.

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“KAT” Modiano in Manna hata – CD trailer

Date Creation: December 2013

Performance/Filming Location:
New York City, NY and Newark, NJ, USA

Performance/Filming Date:
December 2013

Collaborators:
Filmed by Supramod VD

Funky flautists are hard to come by, which is why it’s pretty exciting to have Yael Acher, aka “Kat” Modiano, in NYC. Mixing multiple genres, and creating her own original jazzy, funky, compositions, Acher’s latest work is the just released album, “Kat” & “Moon” in Manna-hata.
By Adam Bernard, Arena blog, June 15, 2014
Arena: Music Distribution & Merchandising for Independent Artists

Album title: “’KAT’ & ‘MOON’ in Manna-hata” 
Genre: Electro-acoustic Jazz.
All music by Yael Acher “KAT” modiano
Artists: Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano: composition, scores, Flute &EFX and Electronic tracks, leading.

And Daniel Muschinsky- Keyboards, Kristor Brødsgaard- Double Bass and El bass, DJ Lars B. Beats and EFX, Wycliffe Gordon- Trombone and Rhodes Piano, Corcoran Holt- Double Bass, Randy Crafton- Middle Eastern, African and custom-made Percussion, Rashad Dobbins- MC/Poet, Ameen Saleem- El Bass, Jeremy ‘BEAN’ Clemons.

Record label: independent – MODIANOMUSIC
Release on: January 2014, in New York City and globally. (CDs and online platforms)
Production: Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano.

Recorded in different sessions and different line-ups at :
Kaleidoscope Sound, NJ USA (2013)
Tri-State Area’s Premier Recording Studio (kaleidoscopesound.com)

Sound Spa Recording, NJ, USA (2006)
STEPHEN DeACUTIS – Home (soundspa.net)

Sun Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark (2005)
Sun Studio, Copenhagen Label | Releases | Discogs

Danish Radio Live concert recording, Copenhagen, Denmark (2004)
DR | Nyheder – Breaking – TV – Radio

Lydlaboratoriet- Huset, Copenhagen, Denmark (1996)
(8) HUSET | Facebook
All mastered by Gene Paul at G&J Audio, Union City, New Jersey November-December 2013.

G&J Audio (2013)
Mastering & Mixing, Grammy Winning Staff | G&J Audio (gandjaudio.com)

Junk “KAT” & Modiano Live @ BPC

Performance Location:
Bowery Poetry Club, New York City, NY, USA

Performance Date:
December 19th, 2007

Music by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano.

Performed with:
 Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano – Flute & efx, 

Ricky “Dirty Red” Gordon- drums, 
Ariel DeLaportia – el bass. 

Ariel de la Portilla music @ All About Jazz
With screening of images from “Krazy Kat” cartoon strip by George Herriman. 

Video sequence by Daniel Givens.
About | danielmgivens

“This music is spell binding, action-packed and deeply original.
Written originally in Danish by Kjeld Frandsen, Berlingske Tidende, Denmark.
6 August 2003
Berlingske | Læs nyheder på berlingske.dk

Album title: MODIANO 
Genre: Electro-acoustic Jazz.
All music by Yael Acher “KAT” modiano

Artists: “KaT”-inDustrial: Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano: composition, scores, flute and electronic tracks, leading, Peter Dahlgren- trombone, Nils Davidsen- Double Bass, Kresten Osgood: Drums and Rap.
Album Program: 8 tracks by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano
Total Time: 44:42 min

Record label: MODIANO 0203
Release on April 2003 in Denmark and globally (CDs and online platforms)
Recorded at Sonic Sound, Copenhagen, Denmark on February 10th and 11th, 2003.
Sound engineering: Morten Søfting. Mixing and mastering by S.O.L. and Yael Acher. 
Production: Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano.

“KAT” Modiano @ APAP 2017

CLOWNS – created 2006 by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano

Performance Location:
APAP 2017 – 2 Great Days of Jazz at the NY Suit. New York Hilton, Manhattan, NY.
Showcase hosted by Love Production Records and Allan Harris Production.
LOVE PRODUCTIONS RECORDS

“KAT” Modiano Quartet at APAP 2017
Conference – APAP (apap365.org)

Line up:
Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano- lead, composition, flute &efx 
Adam Lane- double bass 
Wilmer Vega- Conga 
Allan Mednard- drums

“All kings display their power and majesty, without considering the tiniest leaf on a nettle bush.’ —but real jazz musicians do!  And they pass it on to us. Hallelujah!” 

Written originally in Danish: by Anders Kirkegaard, 
Jazz Special Magazine, issue #71 August/September 03 

“When The Saints Go Marching In” – For Else

Date Creation: 
A Gospel song, probably from the early 1900s, USA.

Performance Location:
De Gamles Bys Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark

De Gamles Bys Kirke | Simeon-Sankt Johannes Sogn
Performance Date: September 7, 2021. 

Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano – solo flute.
Filming and sound: Jørgen Jensen. 
For the remembrance gathering for Else Grotrian. 

“KAT” Modiano with Marsalis @ Blue Note NYC

Performance Location:
Blue Note, New York City, USA
Blue Note New York (bluenotejazz.com)

Performance Date: January 6, 2008

Credits:
Delfeayo Marsalis group
Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano guest fluteist
Delfeayo Marsalis – Trombone
Jason Marsalis – Drums
David Pulphus – Bass
Victor Atkin – Piano

Biography – Delfeayo Marsalis (dmarsalis.com)

“Acher raises the excitement level frequently by using overblowing techniques to ignite the collective voices.
” By Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine, June 2004

BUDDY & SOUL – “Sunny”

Date of Creation: Sunny” was written by Bobby Hebb in 1963.

Performance Location:
Veltri Recording Studio,
Jersey City, NJ, USA

Performance Date:
Recorded in March 2009

BUDDY & SOUL 
Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano – Flute & Efx
Anders “HOT” Nilssen- Guitar

BUDDY & SOUL – “Over the Rainbow”

Date of Creation:
“Over the Rainbow” – composed by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Yip Harburg.

Was written for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and was sung by actress Judy Garland in her starring role as Dorothy Gale.

Performance Location:
Veltri Recording Studio, 
Jersey City, NJ, USA

Performance Date: Recorded on March 2009

BUDDY & SOUL 
Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano – Flute & Efx
Anders “HOT” Nilssen- Guitar

KAT- Free Jazz with Giants @ Joe’s Pub

Date of Creation: October 30, 2016

Performance Location: Joe’s Pub, New York City, NY, USA

Performance Date: October 30, 2016

Yael Acher “KAT” Modinao – flute
David Haney – piano (Cadence Magazine),
Billy Martin – drums  (Medeski Martin and Wood), 
Bassist Adam Lane – Bass 
Daniel Carter – Soprano and Alto Saxophones 

“The extreme changes between the sounds of pan flute and the crystal-clear trills showed the instrument incredible capacity for variation” 
By Tue Andersen Nexø, Information, October 8, 2002, Denmark.

Album title: MODIANO 

Genre: Electro-acoustic Jazz.

All music by Yael Acher “KAT” modiano

Artists: “KaT”-inDustrial: Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano: composition, scores, flute and electronic tracks, leading, Peter Dahlgren- trombone, Nils Davidsen- Double Bass, Kresten Osgood: Drums and Rap.
Album Program: 8 tracks by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano

Total Time: 44:42 min

Record label: MODIANO 0203
Release on April 2003 in Denmark and globally (CDs and online platforms)
Recorded at Sonic Sound, Copenhagen, Denmark on February 10th and 11th, 2003.
Sound engineering: Morten Søfting. Mixing and mastering by S.O.L. and Yael Acher. 

Production: Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano.