With his CD release ‘Silver Soul’ saxophone superstar Kim Waters celebrated his 25th year as a recording artist last year. Silver Soul is Kim’s 20 solo album and features amongst others his wife, vocalist Dana Pope, and his daughter Kayla on keyboards. His latest release follows 16 Top 10 and 14 #1 singles, 4 #1 CDs and many millions of album unit sales. A Baltimore native from a musical family, Kim’s 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 Waters) 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 and Eric, and his hometown friend Cyrus Chestnut. Subsequently, Waters shared stages with many of the best including Ray Charles, Al Green, Phyllis Hyman and Grover Washington, Jr. 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, soul-imbued melodies and seductive grooves.
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