Kim Cypher is one of the UK’s most exciting female saxophonists, vocalists and composers, having 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, Dean Fraser, Courtney Pine and Grover Washington.

Kim trained alongside American saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis (saxophonist with James Brown and Van Morrison) and internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard. Kim’s vocal style has been influenced by the great Billie Holiday together with a wide range of vocalists including Imelda May, Caro Emerald and Liane Carroll.

Inspired by the funkier side of jazz, Kim’s style of performance is best described as ‘funky saxophonist meets 1940′s 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, receiving a glowing review from London Jazz News and being featured on BBC Radio 2 Clare Teal’s show in August 2017. Following an album launch event at The Queen’s Hotel Cheltenham, Kim and her band are currently performing a series of album tour dates across the UK and overseas which has included Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival and a London debut at The Pheasantry Chelsea. Further exciting tour dates are planned for 2018 including Pizza Express ‘live’ Dean Street venue, Guiting Music Festival with Liane Carroll, Pershore Jazz Festival, Nantwich Jazz & Blues Festival with New York guitarist B.D. Lenz plus many more.

Album number 2 is already on it’s way with four tracks recorded with David Newton (voted best Jazz Pianist in the UK 13 times by the British Jazz Awards) and double bass legend Clive Morton. Further tracks are due to be recorded throughout 2018 with a series of special guests including phenomenal New York guitarist B.D. Lenz.

Release of original track ‘Maybe…’ recorded with David Newton, Clive Morton and Mike Cypher is due for release on 30th April 2018 with exclusive first radio play on The Jazz UK.

Kim has performed alongside some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians with regular band personnel including highly acclaimed musicians Lee Jones (guitar), Tom Clarke-Hill (double bass), Alex Steele (piano), Rory McInroy (piano), Chris Cobbson (guitar) and husband Mike Cypher (drums).

Kim regularly collaborates with US guitarist B.D. Lenz and his band, with a mini tour and recording project planned this year.

Kim was commissioned to perform a private event for the Prime Minister Theresa May in August 2017.

In 2016 Kim was flown to New York with her quartet for a private jazz performance at The Glasshouses Manhattan.

Kim has appeared on national TV and Radio and has recorded as a session musician on a variety of recordings.

Lockdown Live & Recorded – Randolph Matthews & Yaron Stavi

 

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Lockdown Live & Recorded – Patchwork Jazz Orchestra

 

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Lockdown Live & Recorded – Swing 42

 

Lockdown Live & Recorded – Ola Onabulé

 

Lockdown Live & Recorded – Guillermo Hill

 

Lockdown Live & Recorded – Ayanna Witter-Johnson

 

Lockdown Live & Recorded – Paul Towndrow

 

Lockdown Live & Recorded – Josephine Davies

 

Lockdown Live & Recorded – Riot Jazz Brass Band

 

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Lockdown Live & Recorded – London Trombonists

 

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