Kim Cypher Quintet: Funky Sax Player Meets 40s Jazz Singer

Kim Cypher Quintet: Funky Sax Player Meets 40s Jazz Singer

17th May 2020


As London Jazz News commented when reviewing her album, Love Kim x, "Saxophonist and singer Kim Cypher breaks through onto the national stage with this beguiling and accessible collection of originals and classics, performed with great verve and style."

Kim has developed her own unique 'funky' style of saxophone playing, built upon influences by great players such as Gerald Albright, Maceo Parker, Pee Wee Ellis, Andy Sheppard, Courtney Pine and Grover Washington.  

Learning her craft from tutor (and James Brown/Van Morrison saxophonist) Pee Wee Ellis and Andy Sheppard, Kim’s vocal style has been influenced by the great Billie Holiday, together with a wide range of vocalists/performers, including Gunhild Carling, Imelda May, Caro Emerald and Liane Carroll.

With a performance style best described as 'funky saxophonist meets 1940s jazz singer’, Kim performs an eclectic mix of music spanning many genres with a quirky, jazzy twist together with her own original material, all packaged up in a captivating performance and warm stage presence.

Kim's debut album, Make Believe, was released end of 2016 and received glowing reviews. This culminated in a highly successful album tour with sell-out shows across the UK in 2017/18. Music from the album has been featured on Clare Teal's BBC Radio 2 show, plus national and regional radio stations across the UK and US.

Her follow-up album, Love Kim x (a collection of inspired original music and quirky takes on some well-known classics), was released in May 2019.

Kim Cypher (Saxophone/Vocals), Chris Cobbson (Guitar), Anders Olinder (Organ/ Piano), Mike Green (Double Bass), Mike Cypher (Drums).

"Kim is a dedicated, serious musician. It’s a pleasure to work with a true student carrying on the magic we know as music for music lovers. Hats off to a true heart and soul performer." – Pee Wee Ellis

"Kim’s energy as both a musician and performer does more than justice to the standards performed, and the songs she has composed fit beautifully with the arrangements that have been given to those standards.” – Colin Gorrie, Producer, Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival

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Tickets £15 / £13 Concessions. Students £6
Jazz Express Offer: Book for any three gigs and get tickets for just £10 each!
Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm.

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