Jazz Flutist Kim Scott will be the guest artist on the SuperJazz Concert February 25, 2018.
Kim Scott is one of the most sought after classical and jazz flutists in the country. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, she burst onto the jazz scene in 2011 with her debut CD “Crossing Over”, which received rave reviews from the music industry. After a very successful global campaign, her debut CD made it to the BDS Billboard and Smoothjazz.com charts bringing her into the forefront with visibility across the world.
Known for her hauntingly beautiful, unique tone and for her polished technique, Kim Scott is a fresh sound for today’s increasingly popular smooth and urban jazz music industry. Scott O’Brien of Smoothjazz.com states, ” Exceptional tone and polished technique will leave you wanting more from this brilliant player” and Ron Jackson of The Smooth Jazz Ride says, ” The one virtue that stands out when you listen to Scott…her delivery and technique, which can make any tune her own, be it a cover or not. Give her a listen, and I’m betting that you too will become a believer”.
She has been in high demand for her high energy performances, having been invited to play the Preserve Jazz Festival, Atlanta Smooth Music Festival, Steel City Jazz Festival, Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz, Music City Jazz Festival and Catalina Island Jazz Traxx Festival, among others. She is also a member of the all-female jazz super group, Jazz in Pink. Chair of the Music Department at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, she has been an educator for 15 years and prides herself on passing her musical knowledge onto her students. Classically trained, she is a member of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and the Kimoni Duo, and performs in solo recitals and concerts across the United States and abroad. She is also a National Board Certified teacher and has received many awards and teacher fellowships. Kim Scott is the host of the “Block Party” Radio Show, a nationally/internationally syndicated jazz radio show which airs weekly in several markets across the United States and Australia. She can be heard across the airwaves weekly as an artist and radio host.
Mark Edwards of Smoothjazz.com puts it this way, “Let Kim Scott’s sensual style take you on a journey, one that will never have you thinking the same way about Smooth Jazz flute ever again”! Kim Scott’s sophomore CD, “Rite of Passage” was released May 18, 2013 and has taken the world by storm. The first single released from the CD, “Golden”, was the #1 most played/most added track the day it was released, gaining her even more recognition as one of the hottest new flutists on the scene.
Produced by Kelvin Wooten, “Rite of Passage” features some of the funkiest and soulful grooves by this artist and the latest single from it, “Block Party”, peaked at #11 after fourteen weeks on the BDS Billboard chart, #16 on the Smoothjazz.com chart, and #6 on the Smooth Indie Star chart.
Her single “Sizzle”, written by her and Lin Rountree, was at the top of the national smooth jazz charts hitting #11 on the Billboards. On September 16, 2016, Kim Scott released her third project “Southern Heat”, on Innervision Records Label which features dynamic collaborations with trumpeter Lin Rountree, Kelvin Wooten and Eric Essix.
SuperJazz concert Sunday, February 25, 2018 3:00 PM, Brock Recital Hall, Samford University.
We welcome the Pelham High School Jazz Band to open the concert.
Doors open at 2:20
Pelham High School Jazz Band plays at 2:30
SuperJazz begins at 3:00
No advance tickets, Admission is “at the door”.
Adult & Seniors: $7
Children and students from any school: $3
Samford University Students, Faculty & Staff are our guests.