“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,” said London Jazz News when reviewing Love Kim x.
Kim Cypher is creating quite a stir on the jazz scene, emerging as one of the UK’s most exciting saxophonists, vocalists and composers.
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.
Kim learnt her craft from tutor (and James Brown/Van Morrison saxophonist) Pee Wee Ellis and Andy Sheppard. Her 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.
Kim’s 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).
Raised on the sounds of Alanis Morissette, Nina Simone and Portishead, singer/songwriter Gabriela Eva was inspired by strong female singers and her mother to freely express herself creatively. Her borderless songwriting is a hybrid mix of pop, alt soul, nu jazz and funk.
when & where
- May 17, 2020, 19:30 - 22:30
Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club
Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NF
about Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club
- £15 / £13 Concessions / £6 Students
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