Kym & Friends
 
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w/The Jazz Master, Lionel Hampton
During the 1950's I was introduced to Lionel's music through my cousin. Everytime Lionel would have a concert in New York the tickets were sold out! Throughout the years it was impossible to get good seats. I finally caught up with him a few years ago at his birthday celebration on broadway in New York. I could not believe what I saw in terms of performance. This man was awesome! Finally I caught up with him again and as you can see I got the best seat in the house. Lionel, I miss you!
 
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w/Bassist Extrodinaire Leonard Gaskin
Fate brought us together when Percy France hired me as a guest vocalist to work at Brooklyn's Flamingo Club. A fine bassist indeed! At 82 and still going strong. This year Leonard made my family connection to my second cousin Clark Monroe. Clark Monroe's Uptown was a famous jazz nightclub in Harlem during the 1940's and 50's. Clark also ran Kelly Stables Jazz Club and the Famous Door on West 52nd street later on in the 50's. Now I know why I love jazz so much. It's in my blood!
 
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w/Bobby Watson, alto, tenor saxophonist
Bobby taught me how appreciate jazz through his instrument. His arrangements are impeccable. His is true to this artform. He is awesome!
 
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w/Arthur Prystock (awesome crooner)
I finally caught up with my idol. I've been a fan of his for many years and believe me it was a blessing being in his presence.
 
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w/the Persuasions at Tramps in NYC
Here I am backstage in their dressing roomgetting all the attention, ha ha.
 
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w/Actor/comedian, Robert Klein
Here posing with one of my favorite commedians at a special yearly event given by NAACP in February of 1992.
 
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w/Denardo Coleman and Cheri Coleman
Here we are together the Copeland's Restaurant celebrating my birthday party with my dear friends Denardo and his wife Cheri.
 
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w/Ornette Coleman
Here I am celebrating Ornette's birthday bash at his recording studio in Harlem. Harmolodic Studios on West 125th. The studio is very accommodating. It's worth while checking out. It is now open to the public!
 
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w/WBGO's Dorathaan Kirk
While working with George Gee Orchestra at Irving Plaza in New York City. I had a wonderful time chatting with Dorathaan Kirk. She is still going strong today!
 
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w/Miss Blues Diva, Carrie Smith & Friend
I met Carrie while on tour in Europe ten years ago in the 80's. In New York she starred in Black and Blue on Broadway along with Ruth Brown in the late 80's. She set the starge on fire! I was so proud and happy for my dear friend. She deserved to be on Broadway doing what she does best.
 
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w/Dick Griffin, Trombonist/Artist
Checking out Richards's artwork at Marlon Gallery in New York. His work is unbelievable. For further info. Check out his website at www.dickgriffin.com.
 
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w/Kuni Mikami, pianst
What a sense of humor this man has! Great pianst and a good friend.
 
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w/the super tenorman Houston Person
At the Blue Note in New York City.
 
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w/my one and only daughter, Lisa Darlene
Working at the South Street Seaport with George Gee Orchestra during the summer of 1993.
 
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w/Stan Hope, pianst
Houston Person can't do without him because Stan can play his ass off!
 
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w/Five Guys Named Mo Cast - 1992
From left to right, Mark Gross, saxman, me, Cheri Coleman (Dennardo Coleman's wife), Brian Kirk, drummer and Reggie Pittman, trumpet. The show was great!
 
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w/Jimmy Sigler
Jimmy Sigler, organist, songwriter, producer, singer and also the brother of Bunny Sigler. A great accompanist for singers. He was Dinah Washington's Music Director for many years. He still has the organ that Dinah gave he as a present. He wrote great songs for Patti Labelle, Phyllis Hyman, and the Spinners.
 
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w/James Weidman, Jazz Pianst Extradonaire
Producing my second recording project in 1990. James was the music director. This recording session was one of my favorites. We had Yuron Israel on drums, Dave Jackson on bass, Ed Jackson on Tenor Sax. What a blessing!
 
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w/"hot mamma" Sweet Georgia Brown
Here I am with sweet Georgia Brown jammin at Cleopatra's Needle. This woman sings her heart out!
 
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w/Greg Wilder, the crooner
I work with Greg of the the Virgil Scott Orchestra. We work well together. What a vocalist. He is fantastic! Frank Sinatra is his thing.
 
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Kym with Friends
Clockwise:
With legendary vocalist Dakota Staton,
Etta Jones (the other half of Houston Person),
legendary jazz vocalist Marlena Shaw, and
legendary tap dancer Harold Nicholas.
 
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w/Rachell Farrell and Tracy Wormworth
Rachell was appearing at SOB's in New York City. My dear friend Tracy was working with her, she invited me down to check out the show. AWESOME!!!!!
 
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w/Percy Heath
Appearing with the Something Special Orchestra at Montauk Jazz Festival 2001. Percy stop by and sat in with the band for a few minutes. He made my day!
 
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w/Eleanor Kelly
Eleanor Kelly, the Executive Director of Robert Crouch Senior Centers. Eleanor is also the the wife of Walter Kelly (trumpet player) from Queens.
 
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w/fans visiting from Japan - 1993
 
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In Japan - 1993
Pictured with my dear friends from top left, Fukushi Tainaka (drums), Hideaki Kanazawa (bass) underneath Hideaki is Motohiko Hino (drums). Kym demonstrates her V sign.
 
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w/Bross Townsend and John Miller
Surrounded by two great jazz piansts.
 
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Japan 1993
 
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Kanto Festival in August 1992
On that day I had a ball! I represented ISUZU auto dealership. Here with one of the executives. He taught me how to play that hugh drum pictured right behind him. It was no problem because I got good rhythm.
 
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Tony "O" WHVW 950.AM
DUNGEON SERANADE SHOW - WHVW 95.0 AM
Sundays 1-3 PM
This DJ from Poughkeepsie, New York gave me a call one day said that he came across my two original recordings that was recorded in 1963. The One Boy and See You Later Lover song written for me by J.J. Jackson (But It's Alright hit). He wanted my autograph because he loved the songs so much!!!
 
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w/Jerry Lawson
 
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Karen Gerstman, Voice Over Artist
 
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Etta Jones w/Kym
 
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Ms. Nina Simone 1971
I met this wonderful legendary singer when I was five years old. In 1956 she had her car garaged at 11 West 100th Street in New York. My father was the garage manager. She me encourage to take piano and vocal lessons because she felt that I had potential to make it in the music business. Many years later while working with Weldon Irvine jazz ensemble I was hired as her back-up singer. When I told her that she knew my father, he was the manager from the 100th street parking garage she lit u
 
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