One of the UK’s most popular and exciting performers – saxophonist, vocalist and composer Kim Cypher appears at Crazy Coqs with her quartet featuring top UK musicians celebrating great music and good times!
Creating quite a stir on the jazz scene at present, Kim has firmly secured a reputation for top quality, stylish, accessible jazz. Continually described as ‘vivacious’, her performances are full of positive, vibrant energy, great humour, enthusiasm and wonderful musicianship.
This is the perfect opportunity to hear tracks from Kim’s highly acclaimed albums together with a great selection of Jazz, Latin, Swing and funky grooves all performed with a jazzy twist and showcasing Kim’s versatility as a saxophonist and vocalist.
A recent ‘live’ review by highly acclaimed jazz critic ‘The Jazz Mann’ describes Kim’s performances as, “full of good humour, energy, enthusiasm and some genuinely excellent singing and playing.”
This, combined with her captivating stage presence together with a top band of musicians will be a superb night of great music, wonderful company and a celebration of good times not to be missed.
Chris Cobbson on guitar
Mike Green on double bass
Mike Cypher on drums
Website – https://www.kimcypher.com/
“This is the hottest gig in town!”
– David Grant MBE – ‘Live’ Session on BBC Radio London
Inspired by the funkier side of jazz and having studied alongside US saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis (esteemed side-man with James Brown) and internationally acclaimed saxophonist Andy Sheppard, Kim’s style of performance is best described as ‘funky saxophonist meets 1940′s jazz singer’.
Kim is a prolific recording artist with unending creativity. Her recent recordings and performances are a veritable who’s who of British and American jazz.
Kim’s debut album ‘Make Believe’ (2016), received glowing reviews and culminated in a highly successful album tour with sell-out shows across the UK in 2017/18.
Kim’s 2nd album ‘Love Kim x’ was released in 2019. ‘Love Kim x’ achieved many great reviews and was listed in the Top 10 jazz albums of 2019 by online jazz magazine Bebop Spoken Here.
Kim has performed alongside some of the country’s finest jazz musicians including Pee Wee Ellis, Jazz GIANT Ray Gelato, award-winning pianist David Newton, piano vocalist Liane Carroll, guitarist Denny Ilett with regular band personnel including highly acclaimed musicians Chris Cobbson (guitar), Mike Green (double bass) and husband Mike Cypher (drums).
In 2019 Kim was featured in the award winning ‘Women in Jazz’ book by author Sammy Stein and published by 8th House where she is described as “one of the UK’s most popular players”.
In 2020 Kim released an original music video inspired by lockdown, called ‘Crazy Times’. The track and video received worldwide acclaim for demonstrating the power of music to bring people together and raise spirits. The video was declared “BEST music video of 2020” by US online Music Interview Magazine. The video was celebrated on channel 5’s Jeremy Vine TV show as part of a sharing good news feature.
Kim has performed in New York and for many prestigious events.