The lovely and talented Kim Jordan will be performing at THEARC Theater on Friday, April 15th at 8pm! This special performance will be in tribute of the great Gil Scott Heron. Attention music lovers! This concert is for you! This performance is the 2nd in a series of four artist performances under the Double Time Jazz@THEARC roster.
$25 General Admission, however a limited number of $20 Advance General Admission tickets are now on sale! Get them before they sell out!
Purchase tickets HERE and see you at THEARC Theater!
Brought to you by the DC Commission on Arts and Humanites, WC Smith and I CAN @THEARC Theater.
KIM JORDAN BIOGRAPHY
Kim, an extraordinarily gifted artist, keyboardist, producer, vocal coach, engineer, preacher – teacher and entrepreneur received her BA in music from Howard University. Upon graduation, Kim was immediately hired as musical director for jazz poet and legend, Gil Scott Heron.
Kim toured the world with Jazz Poet Gil Scott Heron for over 30 years until his death in 2011. She received international acclaim for her live performances from such publications as The London Guardian, The San Francisco Examiner, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Vibe and Billboard Magazines.
Kim has over 35 years in the music industry and is a trailblazer for the musical genre “Gospel Jazz.” As the first signed artist with the Washington D.C.-based record company, ProSounity Music Entertainment Label, she has released three CD projects, All For You, Full Circle, and her latest, Uncommon.
Kim’s phenomenal career includes her work on Broadway with Taj Mahal in the Zora Neale Hurston’s production, “MULE BONE,” where she assisted in the recording of the “MULE BONE” sound track and also accompanied him on several shows including their White House performance saluting the anniversary of National Public Radio.
She has performed with such notable artist as Roberta Flack, Stevie Wonder, Brenda Russell, Teri Lynn Carrington, Regina Carter, Common, Noel Pointer, Dave Valentine, Lonnie Liston Smith, Vanessa Williams, and Meshell Ndegeocello. Her Gospel Jazz collaborations include performances at the “Jackie Robinson Jazz Festival; NYC Seaport Jazz Concert Series; The Congressional Black Caucus’ Salute to Women in Jazz; The Women in Jazz Series’ Kennedy Center, D.C.; The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc. Theatre in Dallas, TX; The Detroit Opera House; Syracuse Jazz Festival and at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Dianne Reeves, Kevin Eubanks, Gerry Gonzales Billy Childs and numerous others have performed her musical compositions.
Kim scored the music for the Showtime Cable Network’s Young Black Film Makers Movie “Rain.” She served as a Music Conductor for the Washington Performing Art’s Society’s Children of the Gospel Ensemble. She has worked as musical director, composer, producer, arranger and/or vocal coach for a number of award-winning recording artist and labels, including Gil Scott Heron on XL Records, Pure Soul and Mya on Interscope Records, Dru Hill on Island Black Music, Terri Dexter on Warner Brothers Records. She also wrote and produced along with Marcia Butler Holt, “Sister To You”, for her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
A former music teacher for the Washington, D.C. public school system, Kim has received numerous awards including the prestigious ASCAP Music Award for composing and producing a top ten song on Billboard’s charts, “We Must Be In Love,” recorded by the group Pure Soul. She has won the Urban Gospel Alliance and Urban Gospel Industry Awards for Female Artist and Producer of the year in the gospel-jazz category as well as served numerous terms as the National Music Director for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
On September 30, 2001, Kim was ordained as a Minster of the Gospel at Crossover Church in Hyattsville, MD, where she serves as Minister of Arts and Community Worship. In December of 2008, Kim received her Master of Arts in Practical Theology from Regent University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. Fusing Theology and Gospel Jazz.
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