Born: November 14, 1971 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Kim Nalley is an award-winning vocalist, bandleader and producer residing in San Francisco.
With a formal background in classical music and theater, Kim Nalley's star ascended upon switching to Jazz. Her resume includes several CDs, numerous rave reviews, yearly concerts at some of the most prestigious jazz festivals and jazz-clubs throughout Europe, Canada, Japan & the USA, performing with everyone from Michael Tilson Thomas & the San Francisco Symphony to David Fathead Newman. Her acting credits include leading roles in Swing! and Madame Zinzanni in Teatro Zinzanni. She is the producer of several successful musical-historio-graphical shows in various venues including Ladies Sing the Blues, She Put a Spell on Me: Tribute to Nina Simone and the multimedia presentation of jazz Black History Month Concert Series. She also is the resuscitator and owner of the famous jazz club Jazz at Pearl's.
Umbria Jazz, Monterey Jazz, Tokyo Jazz, Lincoln Center, Pacific Rim Festival Honolulu, Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, VancouverJazzFest, Du Maurier JazzFest, Tunø Denmark, ImFluss Switzerland and many others.
NPR Mountain Stage, NPR Joy to the World, KCSM Sunday Night Suites, Desert Island Jazz
Most Influential African-American in the Bay Area Award 2005, San Francisco Magazine's Best of the Bay Area 2000, 7X7 Magazine Entertainment Award 2004; San Jose Mercury News Best Concert of Year 2004 for Ladies Sing the Blues; and others
She Put A Spell On Me (Due for release 2006)
Need My Sugar (CE Jazz & Blues/City Hall)
Million Dollar Secret (Rounder/Bullseye)
Any Woman's Blues (Rounder/Bullseye)
Jazz Dialogues (Finas Music) with James Williams, Etta Jones, Nneena Freelon, Dianne Reeves & more
Jumpin' at the Border (Tetrachord Music)
It's Bo Grumpus Christmas (Bogrump Music)
Tuesday Live at the Alta Plaza (MTT)
Kim Nalley & Johnny Nocturne (out of print)