Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present
Kim Nalley Band
Locally adored and Internationally acclaimed jazz and blues singer Kim Nalley is joined by her band, including Tammy Hall (piano), Marcus Shelby (bass), and Kent Bryson (drums). Nalley will lend her three-and-a-half octave range to a memorable set of jazz and blues standards. She was a "Rising Star" nominee in the 2017 DownBeat Critics Poll and her latest CD Blues People received rave reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle and on NPR.
$25 General Admission
"Kim Nalley has pipes to burn and works the stage like she means it." –San Francisco Chronicle
"Four Stars! With her vaunted 3 1/2 octave vocal range San Francisco jazz mainstay Kim Nalley is the musical equivalent of the pitcher with a 102-MPH fastball. While the baseball flamethrower is usually relegated to the closer's role, Nalley brings the heat every moment." –Downbeat Magazine
Awarded "Most Influential African American in the Bay Area" in 2005 and "Best Jazz Group" in 2013, vocalist Kim Nalley is already being called "legendary" and "San Francisco institution." No trip to San Francisco is complete without seeing Kim Nalley perform. With an international reputation as one of world's best jazz & blues vocalists, she has graced concert halls from Moscow to Lincoln Center. A true Renaissance woman, Kim Nalley has also been a featured writer for JazzWest and SF Chronicle's City Brights, shortlisted for a Grammy nomination, a produced playwright, a former jazz club owner, an accomplished stage actress, a Ph.D. candidate in history at UC Berkeley, and an avid Lindy Hop & blues dancer. She was shortlisted by Downbeat Critics Poll in 2017 as a "Rising Star" (Deserving Wider Recognition). Nalley's many philanthropic endeavors include founding the Kim Nalley Black Youth Jazz Scholarship. kimnalley.com