Kim, a gifted artist, keyboardist, producer, composer, arranger, vocal coach, and promoter received her BA in music from Howard University. Upon graduation, Kim was immediately hired by and subsequently became musical director for the iconic jazz poet “Gil Scott Heron” until his death in 2011. She received International acclaim for her live performances from such publications as The London Guardian, The San Francisco Examiner, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Vibe and Billboard Magazines.
Kim has over 35 years of experience in the music industry and was the first signed artist with the Washington D.C.-based Record Company, ProSounity Music Entertainment Label releasing several singles and three CD projects, All For You, Full Circle, and Uncommon.
Kim’s career to date includes her keyboard work on Broadway with Taj Mahal in the Zora Neale Hurston’s production, “MULE BONE with a subsequent performance with him at the White House for President Bill Clinton saluting the anniversary of National Public Radio. She has performed with such notable artist as Roberta Flack, Stevie Wonder, Brenda Russell, Teri Lynn Carrington, Regina Carter, Common, Noel Pointer, Dave Valentine, Lonnie Liston Smith, Vanessa Williams, Meshell Ndegeocello, Suzanne Douglas and many others. Some of her Jazz performances have included the Jackie Robinson Jazz Festival; NYC Seaport Jazz Concert Series; The Congressional Black Caucus’ Salute to Women in Jazz; The Women in Jazz Series’ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC; The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc. Theatre in Dallas, TX; The Detroit Opera House; The Detroit African American Museum; Syracuse Jazz Festival; and the New Orleans Jazz Festival to name a few. Several-acclaimed Musical Artist such as Dianne Reeves, Kevin Eubanks, Gerry Gonzales Billy Childs, Regina Carter, Carla Cook, and Janet William shave performed her musical compositions and arrangements.
Her compositions have aired on TV shows such as “All My Children,” and the “CBS Morning Show.”She has written Jingles and Theme Songs for Organizations, Companies, and Churches including JAG Aerobics DVD, The City of Richmond’s “Move On” Health Initiative, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. and Crossover Church. She also scored music for the Showtime Cable Network’s Young Black Film Makers Showcase Movie “Rain.”
Kim has worked as a Musical Conductor for the Washington Performing Arts Society’s Children of the Gospel Choir and is currently serving as a National Co-Music Director for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She has also worked as Musical Director, Composer, Producer, Arranger and/or Vocal Coach for a number of Award-Winning Recording Artists and Labels, including Gil Scott Heron on XL Records, Pure Soul, and Mya on Inters cope Records, Dru Hill on Island Black Music, and Terri Dexter on Warner Brothers Records.