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Kim Prevost and Bill Solley

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Kim Prevost and guitarist Bill Solley has been racing the high road to success since winning the 1999 “BET on Jazz” Jazz Discovery Award. Individually and together, they've performed with musical greats like Arturo Sandoval, Bobby McFerrin, Nicolas Payton, Nine Inch Nails, Oleta Adams, Ed Calle, Sammy Figaroa, Kirk Whalum, Matt Lemmler, and Allen Toussaint. Both artists are natives of the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans. They have appeared at numerous festivals, and have toured extensively from England to the Netherlands, Japan, Denmark, Brazil, South Africa, Argentina, Germany, the United States with plenty stops in between. They are repeat performers at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy. With five music releases, the latest release entitled “Just in Time “ on Enthropya Records, the musical duo have received critical acclaim from numerous publications including Jazz times, Just Jazz Guitar, Allmusic.com, and Offbeat....
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1999 "BET on jazz" jazz discovery award
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Featured recording “Talk to Me”

Latest Release

Talk to Me

(2002)

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”The kind of chemistry that Prevost & Solley so effortlessly reveal on I Would Give All My Love comes along only once in a blue moon. Think Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald in their classic Pablo encounters of the early '70s...with a modernist spin.” -Bill Milkowski, writer for JazzTimes Magazine

”Kim Prevost is New Orleans' answer to Cassandra Wilson.” -Jonathan Tabak, OffBEAT Magazine(New Orleans)

“Individually, the vocalist and the fretman are both tremendous talents-Prevost the sultry improvisor, Solley the guitar master. As a team, they are the perfect complement of harmony, rhythm, and emotion.” -Geraldine Wyckoff, Gambit Weekly(New Orleans)

”They make wonderful music together...This is a very good CD, an indispensible one for enthusiasts of guitar with vocals and a real masterclass in the art of accompaniment.” -Adrian Ingram, Just Jazz Guitar Magazine (Atlanta)

”Kim and Bill are an excellent duo,very musical with a lot of talent and passion for the music, it's always a real pleasure to listen to the beautiful Kim's voice and the flying fingers of Bill, a great treat to your ears! It's always a pleasure for me to play with them and I always have a lot of fun,Gob bless,keep doing what you do,don't go and change it ..”

- Arturo Sandoval, Jazz Great Trumpeter

Upcoming.org wrote “Bill Solley makes music that jumps and jives and then makes you cry with its pristine beauty...

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Reference Laboratory Cables Audix Microphones Bill uses a variety of guitars depending on the type of music Bill am playing.Here is what Bill have presently. 7 string: Ballabio 7 string , Jimmy Foster 7 string Archtop 6 string: 1986 Fender Stratocaster, Custom Ibanez Artcore, Ballabio Classical , Ballabio acoustic steel string Amps: KJL Cat 5 50 watt head 2x12 cab with vintage 30 watt Celestions KJL Pre-tube pre amp for 7 string guitars (when I run direct into a P.A. Line 6 Bogner Spider Valve Pedals: Boss Blues Driver with Robert Keeley modification Boss OC 2 Boss Tuner Boss Chorus Ensemble VOX Wah Eventide Modfactor Digitech JamMan loop station
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