Recipient of the "Most Influential African-American in the Bay Area" Award 2005 for Entertainment, Kim Nalleys highly anticipated CD "She Put A Spell On Me." was recorded live over 5 sold out "Tribute to Nina Simone" concerts in San Francisco last year. This CD like Nina Simone crosses over many genres including jazz show-tunes folk blues protest & African chant and is quickly being picked up by radio Stations around the US. 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 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 programmer and owner of the famous jazz club "Jazz at Pearl’s." Known for her ability to turn a chattering cocktail sipping crowd into a rapt audience of lifelong fans in minutes Nalley combines a devastating stage presence with finely tuned powerful voice and a profound understanding of the language of jazz. Considered a local celebrity a trip to San Francisco is often said not be complete without hearing Kim Nalley perform.
Festivals: 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.
Radio: NPR Mountain Stage NPR Joy to the World KCSM Sunday Night Suites Desert Island Jazz Awards: "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 Discography: "She Put A Spell On Me" (CE Jazz & Blues/City Hall) "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)'San Francisco Magazinehttp://drivingsocrates.com/jazz-at-pearlsDriving Socrateshttp://drivingsocrates.com/jazz-at-pearlskimnalley.com