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For Your GRAMMY® Consideration

DREAMERS DO

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Produced by Kat Edmonson and Aaron Thurston

Recorded by Al Schmitt, Ed Cherney, and Fernando Lodeiro

Mixed by Al Schmitt

Mastered by Eric Boulanger


WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR – Best Arrangement, Instruments & Vocal

Dreamers Do tells a story for those who dream of a different path in life.

A question gets raised in Kat’s vulnerable original, “Too Late to Dream”:

“Are the messages we receive about following our dreams as children relevant through our adult life?” 

The album explores the shared human struggle with daring to dream, illuminating a range of emotional and psychological consequences along the way.

Dreamers Do is comprised of fourteen songs, plus interludes. Kat has re-imagined twelve songs from the mid-twentieth century, ten of them Disney songs. She also includes two well-placed originals. The story of Dreamers Do takes place over the course of one, sleepless night.


FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION:

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album DREAMERS DO 
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Al Schmitt, Ed Cherney, Fernando Lodeiro for DREAMERS DO (Kat Edmonson)
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals Kat Edmonson – “When You Wish Upon a Star” from DREAMERS DO   
Pop Duo/Group Performance Kat Edmonson (feat. Bill Frisell) – “The Age of Not Believing” from DREAMERS DO
Best Improvised Jazz Solo Roy Dunlap – “All I Do is Dream of You” from DREAMERS DO
Record of the Year “When You Wish upon a Star” DREAMERS DO (Kat Edmonson)    
Album Of The Year Kat Edmonson DREAMERS DO
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Producer Aaron Thurston (DREAMERS DO, Kat Edmonson)
Best Music Video “What a Wonderful World” Kat Edmonson from DREAMERS DO
Song Of The Year: Kat Edmonson “Too Late to Dream” from DREAMERS DO 

THE AGE OF NOT BELIEVING (feat. BILL FRISELL) – Best Pop/Group Performance

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Bewitching songcycle from a masterful vocalist

UNCUT

Every track shines here… Edmonson’s delivery is delicate and tender, her material a beautiful bouquet filled with starry skies and happy endings

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Her most ambitiously conceived and perfectly realized record so far

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Torqued reworkings like the smoky Arabic rhythm of When You Wish Upon a Star are stunning

AUSTIN CHRONICLE

In a World of My Own…[is] a collaboration with the sublime vocal trio Duchess that sounds both vintage and timeless

JAZZTIMES

She’s really got this special presence… her music is like fairy dust.  It has this magical… timeless quality to it that it just instantly makes you feel good and settled and childlike, but the good part, where your imagination is still pure. 

NPR’s Song Confessional

An oasis of hope, excitement, and optimism

DOWNBEAT

Rating: 5 out of 5.
THE SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT (Recording Session)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Brimming with melody and psychologic depth

JAZZIZ

A salve for these unhinged times

Unfailingly sophisticated

Paul Simon would approve of the exotic instrumentation

UNCUT

This is an album to get lost in, to take the journey, sentimental and intellectual

NO DEPRESSION

A seductive sojourn that ultimately lulls and surprises

JAZZTIMES

Makes one want to see Kat Edmonson star in a film

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Even a more traditional singer such as Kat Edmonson creatively arranges her originals and covers of mid-‘60s movie tunes to break free of older regimented styles and yet remains connected to the tradition. Edmonson, whose old-fashioned pop would work seamlessly with the soundtrack of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” debuted songs from her upcoming album Dreamers Do

POLLSTAR

Rating: 5 out of 5.
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (Official Music Video)

ALBUM CREDITS

Kat EdmonsonArranger, Composer, Primary Artist, Producer, String Arrangements, Vocal Arrangement, Vocals
Aaron ThurstonArranger, Bongos, Congas, Cymbals, Drums, Maracas, Percussion, Producer, Prophet Synthesizer, Wood Block
Bill FrisellFeatured Artist, Guitars
Dakota BowmanAssistant Engineer
Steve GenewickAssistant Engineer
Bob MalloryAssistant Engineer
Kris McCormickAssistant Engineer
Ariel ShafirAssistant Engineer
Matt SoresAssistant Engineer
Bob HartBass, Vocals
Neil MinerBass
Mathias KunzliBird Calls, Drums, Percussion
Matt RayCeleste, Piano, String Arrangements
Marika HughesCello
Clara KennedyCello
Evan ArntzenClarinet
Harold AdamsonComposer
Nacio Herb BrownComposer
Sammy CahnComposer
Mack DavidComposer
Sammy FainComposer
Arthur FreedComposer
Leigh HarlineComposer
Victor HerbertComposer
Bob HilliardComposer
Al HoffmanComposer
Mel LevinComposer
Jerry LivingstonComposer
Richard M. ShermanComposer
Robert B. ShermanComposer
Robert ThieleComposer
Oliver WallaceComposer
Ned WashingtonComposer
George David WeissComposer
Eduardo Da FonsecaDrums, Percussion, Vocals
Al SchmittEngineer, Mixing
Ed CherneyEngineer
Fernando LodeiroEngineer
Derek NievergeltEngineer
Yang WangErhu
Rob SchwimmerFender Rhodes, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Theremin
Zé Luis OliveiraFlute
Tim RuedemanFlute
Linus LuxGlockenspiel
Matt MunisteriGuitars, Vocals
Pete SmithGuitars, Vocals
Avi BortnickGuitars
Brandee YoungerHarp
Yacouba SissokoKora
Eric BoulangerMastering
Pete Hewitt DuttonMastering
Jett GalindoMastering
Roy DunlapOrgan, Piano, Vocals
Maria P. MarulandaPackage Design
Glynis CarpenterPhotography
Jiaju ShenPipa
DuchessPrimary Artist
Jaleel ShawSax (Alto)
Victor ProvostSteel Pan
Anthony WilsonString Arrangements
Deeper SinghTabla
Miranda SielaffViola
Jessica TroyViola
Karen WaltuchViola
Trina BasuViolin
Ali BelloViolin
Janey ChoiViolin
Christina CourtinViolin
Kiku EnomotoViolin
Rachel GolubViolin
Fung Chern HweiViolin
Dana LynViolin
Elena ParkViolin
Justin SmithViolin
Mazz SwiftViolin
Oded Lev-AriVocal Arrangement
Amy CerviniVocals
Hilary GardnerVocals
Melissa StylianouVocals