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Kim Richmond Jazz Activities

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In early June, the KIM RICHMOND CONCERT JAZZ ORCHESTRA performed at Hollywood & Highland for the 2009 KJAZZ Wine & Jazz Series. The enthusiastic audience was near capacity.

The Orchestra presented several new works by composer/arranger Richmond as well as selections from its recordings, Grammy-nominated “Refractions" and “Passages."

Alto and soprano saxophonist Kim Richmond was a member of the faculty of a new summer jazz camp at the University of Nebraska, Omaha on June 14-19. The teaching staff made up the Jim Widner Big Band.

One of the performing jazz attractions at the Aroma Spring Jazz Festival in Idylwild will be the Brad Dutz group called “The Other Three." Dutz is on drums and percussion, Kim Richmond on saxophones and John Fumo is on trumpet. The title of the group alludes to the 1954 Shelly Manne group “The Three" which included Jimmy Guiffre and Shorty Rogers.

Kim Richmond is one of the performing musicians at BAKER YEOMANS FOUNDATION's JAZZ AT THE RIVER, a jazz festival near Boise, Idaho. The Baker Yeomans Foundation for the Arts is a non-profit organization created to promote the live performance and education of performing and visual arts. The Foundation raises money through events like Jazz At The River to help artists in various performing and visual art disciplines continue their education.

Up Comming Performance Dates

Kim Richmond will perform with his Quartet + 1 at the famous Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach on July 5, 11 AM to 3 PM. Besides Kim on saxophones, the group will include pianist Andy Langham, bassist Jeff D'Angelo, and drummer Jon Nathan..

Saxophonist Kim Richmond will be appearing as a member of the Steve Spiegl Big Band at Typhoon Restaurant on Monday, July 6. This band will do one its rare performances since the group is normally a rehearsal band, playing the music written by its leader Steve Spiegl and others.

Alto saxophonist Kim Richmond will present his quintet at Charlie-O's Jazz Club and Tuesday, July 7. The group features Richmond, trumpeter John Daversa, bassist Adam Cohen, pianist Mahesh Balasooriya and special guest Tom Luer (saxophone).

July 10-12 fins the Kim Richmond Quartet with Larry Koonse (guitar), Chris Symer (bass) and Dick Weller (drums) performing as group at the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee at Mammoth Lakes, California. This is one of the few modern groups at the predominantly trad jazz festival and this year marks the group's eighty consecutive year at the event.

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