Wednesday Night Live in the Lounge – Kymberly Jackson, Pied Piper of the Bay!
Wednesday, March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm| $7
Doors open 5PM | Show 6:30PM to 9PM
Happy Hour 5pm to 7pm with $3 beers and hot dogs
$7 Online | $10 Box Office & Phone
Lounge Renown recording artist, flautist and vocalist, Kymberly Jackson brings an exciting new sound of jazz, funk, soul, and r&b! Performing songs from her catalog as well as popular r&b and jazz hits like Sweet Thing, Chaka Khan, Dazz, by BRICK, Got to Give it Up, Marvin Gaye, Do I Do, Steve Wonder, and much more! In addition to the live music, Kj brings her Dj skills to the set, to keep the party going in between live music sets. In essence, ain’t no party like a Kj party, cause a Kj party don’t stop!
Funk on the Bottom, Jazz on Top!
Kymberly Jackson, MFA, M.Ed
Composer, Flautist, Vocalist, Recording Artist, Producer, Music Instructor
Kymberly Jackson began her quest for the perfect union of musician and instrument at an early age. After experimenting with the clarinet and drums, she discovered her musical soul mate in the flute. Born and Raised in Los Angeles, California, Kymberly (aka “Kj”) began classical training at the age of 12 and continued to master the instrument throughout her formal education. As a graduate of prestigious Mills College in Oakland, California, receiving her Masters in Music, Kj was afforded the opportunity to study under world-renowned Classical flautists, Angela Korregelos and Priscilla Call.
Kymberly has honed her musical gifts from Beethoven to Hip Hop with ease and fluidity. Her versatility and ability to move successfully between urban contemporary, smooth jazz, and classical techniques makes her one of the most sought after musicians in the industry. In addition, she is an educator having taught music and theory to elementary school through college students.
Kj performs and records throughout the San Francisco Bay Area (and beyond) with some of the world’s most well known Jazz and R&B artists. Her stage and recording companions have included: Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber, Donnie Osmond, Stevie Wonder (see the Hotter Than July album liner notes), Karen White, Dwayne Wiggins, Pete and Juan Escovedo, El DeBarge, Norman Brown, Ricardo Scales, Walter Beasley, The Gap Band, HipHop activist Boots Riley and the Coop, and Kev Choice – among many others. However, it is in her capacity as a solo artist that Kj (with her band Urban Legends) truly demonstrates her genius as a dynamic entertainer, instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer. In 2010, Kj and Urban Legends played to thousands of delighted San Francisco and Oakland Pride celebrants. Her Jazz Funk Fusion skills had Yoshi’s standing-room-only audiences on their feet, and she regularly ignites crowds at concerts, clubs, and private events.
Kj has performed on great mainstages including the Apollo Theatre in NYC, Concord Pavilion, and both the fabulous Yoshi’s Oakland and San Francisco Jazz Clubs. She is the recipient of the 2011 BMA – Black Music Association Jazz Artist of the Year Award. Kymberly is a uniquely gifted woman who has been recognized within an industry that doesn’t offer many coveted slots to female instrumentalists.
Kymberly’s ongoing musical achievements and genius are undoubtedly impressive. Yet it is her ability to adapt and evolve in an ever changing entertainment industry that is the mark of a true artist.. Kj has recently added acting, to an already full artistic resume and is currnetly appearing in the Boots Riley feature length movie production, ‘Sorry to Bother You’, filming in Oakland and San Francisco CA.
An accomplished vocalist, composer, producer, college music professor, and recording artist, Kymberly is currently, performing, recording and collaborating with bay area recording artist such as D’Wayne Wiggins of Toni Tony Tone’ fame. Recently signed to Bay Area indie label, Lounge Renown Records, Kj’s currently released first single on LRR, a funky tribute to the Rogers and Hammerstein, John Coltrane, American music classis, My Favorite Things, is racing up the Smooth Jazz Charts, nationally and internationally.