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Radio & Podcasts

Vince Guaraldi, Houston Person & Kim Nalley

Read "Vince Guaraldi, Houston Person & Kim Nalley" reviewed by Joe Dimino


From the jazz queen of the Bay Area we begin the 762nd Episode of Neon Jazz with vocalist Kim Nalley and music off her album I Want a Little Boy. We follow that up with her good friend and tenor Houston Person. We hear some great new music from Alberto Pibiri, Aaron Aranita and George Winstone. There are plenty of tunes that hearken back to Rose Murphy, Vince Guaraldi and Cándido Camero. Enjoy the jazz, my friends. Playlist ...

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Live Review

Kim Nalley's Tribute to Nina Simone

Read "Kim Nalley's Tribute to Nina Simone" reviewed by Walter Atkins


Kim Nalley Tribute to Nina Simone Freight & Salvage Berkeley, CA March 3 2017 Popular San Francisco vocalist Kim Nalley skillfully painted a stunning portrait of the iconic Nina Simone, using her voice like an artist's brush and Simone's songbook like a sonic canvas. The captivating evening celebrated Simone's music and covered the full scope and legacy of this uniquely American music paragon. Nalley's top-notch group included: Nalley (vocals), Tammy ...

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Album Review

Kim Nalley: She Put a Spell On Me

Read "She Put a Spell On Me" reviewed by Jim Santella


With this tribute to the life and career of Nina Simone, San Francisco-based singer Kim Nalley fills the room with expressed emotion. Recorded live at Pearl's, She Put a Spell On Me jumps with the rhythms and melodies that captured our hearts during Simone's lifetime. The pianist, folk singer, protest singer and jazz singer, known to us as the High Priestess of Soul, left an indelible mark. Simone deserves hundreds of tributes like this one.

Nalley and her ...


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