A Baltimore native from a musical family, saxophonist, composer and producer Kim Waters primary influences were jazz icons like Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, and Cannonball Adderley. His first instrument – at age 8 – was the violin (‘That didn’t go over well with the fellas’, says Kim) and within five years he found his true calling on the alto and soprano saxophones. Soon after, Kim organized his first professional band with his brothers, James (who he still performs with) and Eric, and his hometown friend Cyrus Chestnut. Subsequently, Waters shared stages with many of the best including Ray Charles, Isaac Hayes, Quincy Jones, Grover Washington, Jr., and Maysa Leak, to name a very few. Kim now makes his home in the Austin, Texas area and, when he’s frequently on the road, at the important music venues throughout the world. His music is characterized by distinctive, dreamy melodies, seductive grooves and combines the best of jazz, R&B, funk and soul. On his latest CD, “What I Like”, Kim – like a one-man band – played in typical fashion virtually all the instruments.

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