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Kim Scott – Rite of Passage

Kim Scott is one of the most sought-after classical and jazz flutists in the United States. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, she burst onto the jazz scene in 2011 with her debut CD “Crossing Over“. The record made it to the Billboard and Smoothjazz.com charts, bringing her worldwide visibility.

She is in demand for her high-energy performances, having been invited to play the Preserve Jazz Festival, Atlanta Smooth Music Festival, and Catalina Island Jazz Traxx Festival, among others. Kim is Chair of the Music Department at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and has been an educator for 13 years. She is proud to pass her musical knowledge onto her students. Classically trained, she is a member of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and performs in solo recitals and concerts across the United States and abroad.

I’ve been a fan of flute, and jazz flute in particular, since the mid-70’s, with albums by Hubert Laws, Dave Valentin, Bobbi Humphrey and Kent Jordan on my shelves. I was intrigued to hear an album by a player I’d never heard before.

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Kim Scott – Rite of Passage

RiteofPassageComing to a music online store near you is the new project from up and coming flautist Kim Scott entitled, Rite of Passage on May 18th, 2013.  The new album, produced by Grammy nominee Kelvin Wooten, keeps the groove in check and showcases Ms. Scott’s amazing talent on the flute. The lead single from the CD, a Jill Scott cover, “Golden” is available now and is steadily climbing jazz charts around the globe.

Visit Ms. Scott’s website for bio, purchase, and additional information. There’s even song samples from the new CD available there as well! Thanks to T.U.M.S. for spreading the news.

Classically trained flutist, Kim Scott, is new to the jazz scene. Her debut album, Crossing Over, was recorded on the Lenoah Records label and was produced by Keith “Cashmere” Williams. It has been acclaimed to be one of those albums everyone should have in their library! Known for her smooth, lyrical and seductive melodies, Kim Scott challenges the smooth and contemporary jazz scene with remakes of “Spain” by Chick Corea, “Rain” by Jaco Pastorius, “Deja Vu” by Beyonce and even introduces the world to her writing style with the title track from her album, “Crossing Over”. Backed by a dynamic quartet (bass, keys, guitar and drum set), Ms. Scott has wowed audiences with her live performances, showcasing impeccable technique and captivating musicality. Influenced by urban and cultural music, Kim Scott’s music is appealing to all music lovers!

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