Line-up: KIM CYPHER saxophones & vocals; CHRIS COBBSON guitar; ANDERS OLINDER piano; MIKE GREEN upright and electric bass; MIKE CYPHER drums
KIM CYPHER is one of the UK's most exciting performers. Creating quite a stir on the jazz scene at present, Kim has firmly secured a reputation for top quality, stylish jazz, performing together with her quintet featuring top UK musicians.
Continually described as 'vivacious', her performances are full of positive, vibrant energy, great humour, enthusiasm and wonderful musicianship.
“This is the hottest gig in town!”
David Grant MBE – ‘Live’ Session on BBC Radio London
“Exciting stuff!” Clare Teal – BBC Radio 2
Inspired by the funkier side of jazz and having studied alongside US saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis (esteemed side-man with James Brown) and jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard, Kim’s style of performance is best described as ‘funky saxophonist meets 1940′s jazz singer’.
Kim is a prolific recording artist with unending creativity. Her recent recordings and performances are a veritable who’s who of British and American jazz.
Kim’s debut album ‘Make Believe’ (2016), received glowing reviews and culminated in a highly successful album tour with sell-out shows across the UK in 2017/18.
Kim’s highly acclaimed 2nd album ‘Love Kim x’ featuring Pee Wee Ellis was released in 2019 and was listed in the Top 10 jazz albums of 2019 by online jazz magazine Bebop Spoken Here.
Kim performs alongside some of the country’s finest jazz musicians and has worked with many others including Pee Wee Ellis, Ray Gelato, David Newton, Liane Carroll, Karl Vanden Bossche, Denny Ilett and Ian Bateman.
“Hats off to a true heart and soul performer.” Pee Wee Ellis
“A bright, passionate performing light on the UK Jazz scene.” Editor – Jazz in Europe
“Exciting, entertaining and totally professional. Full of good humour, energy, enthusiasm and some genuinely excellent singing and playing. This, combined with her vivacious personality has helped to make her something of a rising star on the UK jazz circuit." The Jazz Mann