Concert Calendar

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October 24, 2015
Autumn Concert for SF low income Housing development
San Francisco, CA

November 12, 2015
Santa Cruz, CA

November 21, 2015
Biscuits & Blues
San Francisco, CA

December 20, 2015
Gospel Christmas
Feinstein's @ Hotel Nikko
San Francisco, CA

March 30 & April 1, 2016
Pulitzer Prize Centennial Celebration Keynote Performance The Voices of Civil Rights and Equality
This 2 day event is free and open to the public!

April 2016 TBA
Martin Luther King Institute at Stanford University
Palo Alto CA

July 15, 2016
Miner Auditorium
San Francisco, CA

Summer Denmark Tour

Fall 2016 TBA
Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, NY

January 11 & 12, 2015
Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Song
Palladium Theatre, 253 5th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
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February 12-15, 2015
Kim Nalley Sings Songs of Love
Dizzy's Club @ Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, NY
with Tammy Hall, Ray Drummond Alvin Atkinson & Greg Skaff plus special guest Tiffany Jackson

March 1, 2015
Guest Scholar talk on Billie Holiday before Cassandra Wilson
Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley CA

April 27, 2015
Big Band Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Presidio Officer's Club
San Francisco, CA

June 26, 2015
Speaking engagement "On Billie"
Thsi lecture will be broadcast on Google TV on Youtube

Fourth of July Weekend
Fillmore Jazz Festival

July 17th
SFJAZZ Miner Auditorium

Gospel Christmas TBA

Previous Shows
Feb 13 & 14, 2007
Valentine's Day Concerts
Kim Nalley Sings Songs of Love
Jazz at Pearl's SF, CA

February 14, 2007
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara CA Noon Concert

February 17, 2007
The 5th Annual Shiny Stockings Swing Ball
with Frankie Manning
Lake Merrit Dance Center Oakland, CA

March 10, 2007
Copia Napa, CA
Kim Nalley Sings Nina Simone

March 13, 2007
Yoshi's Oakland, CA

March 18, 2007
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance: The Heart Of Lady Day
Kim Nalley Sings Billie Holiday
2:00pm Palo Alto Elks Lodge
4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

April 13, 14, 15, 2007 Jazz at Pearl's

May 3- June 3, 2007
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
SPUNK:Three Tales by Zora Neale Hurston

June 2007 Russia Moscow St Petersburg

July 2007 Oxford/London back to Russia

August 3 & 4 2007
Metropolitan Room New York
The Heart Of Lady Day: Kim Nalley Sings Billie Holiday

August 10-12 & 17-19, 2007
Jazz at Pearl's San Francisco
Tribute to Nina Simone

August 13, 2007
Kuumbwa Santa Cruz, CA
Tribute to Nina Simone

Sunday August 26, 2007
Downtown Berkeley Jazz Festival
Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza
Shattuck Ave. and Center St.
Berkeley CA 94704

Friday August 31, 2007
Summer Jazz Series
Benbow Inn
Garbarville, California

Connecticut Swing Dance Society
in tribute to Noelle Grey

FALL 2007 Vocal Jazz History
A portion of the proceeds from this class will go toward the
Kim Nalley Black Youth Scholarship fund.

September 2007
Monterey Jazz Festival

Sept 20, 2007
Jazz Bakery Culver City Los Angeles

Sept 28, 29, 30 Postponed till October!!!
Russia, St.Petersberg, Kazan,Moscow

October 19 20, 2007
Heidi's Jazz Club Cocoa Beach Florida

October 21, 2007
Arturo Sandoval's Jazz Club
Miami Beach

November 9, 10 11 15 16 17 & 18, 2007
December 28, 29, 30, 31, 2007
Jazz at Pearl's, San Francisco, CA


January 24, 2008
Cetrella's Grand Re-Opening
Half Moon Bay, CA

January 28, 2008
University of California at Stockton
Jazz History Concert & Lecture

February 2, 2008
Santa Clara University Recital Hall
Santa Clara, CA
Heart Of Lady Day: Kim Nalley Sings Billie Holiday

February 14 Kim Nalley Sings Songs of Love: An All Request Show
February 15 Kim Nalley Sings Songs of Bitterness and Regret
Jazz at Pearl's, San Francisco, CA

February 16, 2008
Spreckles Performing Arts Center
Heart Of Lady Day: Kim Nalley Sings Billie Holiday
Rohnert Park, CA

March 9, 2008
San Jose Jazz Festival

April 18 & 19, 2008
Metropolitan Room
New York, NY

April 20, 2008
Cape May Jazz Festival
Cape May, New Jersey

Tuesday April 28, 2008
Every Tuesday in May
Jazz at Pearl's San Francisco, CA
Back by Popular Demand
She Put A Spell On me: Kim Nalley sings Nina SImone

May 2, 2008
Monterey Jazz Festival honors Gerald Wilson
Tehema Golf Club, CA

May 3 & May 9, 2008
Jazz at Pearl's

May 18, 2008
Scott 'Edawg' Petersen Transplant Benefit Dance Concert
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
Lavay Smith & the Red Hot Skillet Lickers,
Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums,
Kim Nalley,
DJ Jesse Miner,
Scott Petersen Benefit Basie-style Big Band.

May 30 & 31, 2008
Kim Nalley and Johnny Nocturne Band reunion

June 7, 2008
Kuumbwa Jazz at the Aquarium
Monterey, CA

June 27 & 28
Kim Nalley with the Realistic Orchestra
Jazz at Pearl's

July 2
Connecticut Swing

July 5
Fillmore Jazz Festival

July 25 & 26
Jazz at Pearl's

Sunday, July 27, 2008
Lincoln Theater Napa Valley
100 California Dr. Yountville, CA94599.

August 1-15
Istanbul, Turkey

August 24, 2008
Jazz School. Berkeley, CA
Great American Composers Workshop Series
The Music of the Gershwins with Kim Nalley
August 24th
Singers, come ready to sing!
Workshops are also open to instrumentalists and �listeners.�
September 3-9, 2008
Davos, Switzerland
Schatzalp Hotel
Rhythm and Swingheart Weekender.

Sunday, September 21, 2008
JazzSchool Concert
Berkeley, CA

September 27, 2008 private event Atherton

October 4, 2008
Concert at Trilogy
Rio Vista, CA

October 10, 2008 private event San Jose

October 18, 2008
JellyRoll Produtions presents:
Kim Nalley with the Danny Mixon Trio
and special guests Art Baron and David Glasser.
Sal Anthony's SPQR, 133 Mulberry Street
Little Italy, New York, NY

October 19, 2008
Marin Arts and Jazz Festival

October, 25, 2008
Fillmore Center at Noon
Celebrate the Revival of the Fillmore Center
featuring Booker T. Jones, Goatpele, Vinyl, Kim Nalley
San Francisco, CA


November 21, 2008
Kim Nalley will be a Judge in Mo Bro Contest
benefiting the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
8:30 � 10:00pm
The Regency Center � Lodge Level
1290 Sutter Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA

November 30, 2008
Bliss Bar 4pm-7pm
San Francisco, CA

December 13, 2008
Special double bill with Terese Genecco
The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Sunday, December 14, 12pm, with Rhonda Benin,
Kim Nalley, Kenny Washington,
Michael Zisman, Darcell Epps,
KPFA Crafts Fair, Concourse Exhibition Center,
San Francisco, CA

December 23, 2008
Biscuit & Blues

Family Matinee Concerts with Dmitri Matheny
Each Saturday in December 2008
December 6, 1:00 PM at Kuumbwa Jazz Center,
320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz
December 13, 20 and 27 11:00
Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito

January 18, 2009
San Jose Jazz Festival presents Kim Nalley
The Improv
62 S 2nd St
San Jose, CA 95113{2bcae1d7-ac76-47c3-81e8-d0cf7df24277}

January 29, 2009
Oakland, CA

February 8, 2009
Larry Vuckovich Art of the Duo Series.
Bliss Bar
San Francisco, CA

February 5, 2009
Santa Clara University Center of Performing Arts
Santa Clara, CA

February 12, 2009 Vocal Workshop Capuchino High

February 14, 2009
Spreckles Auditorium
Rohnert Park, CA

February 21, 2009
Memorial service honoring the life of Ave Montague.

February 26, 2009
Wilkes Bashford
Celebrity Appearance for SFJAZZ fundraiser.

March 6, 2009
TV appearance. AfroSolo with Thomas Simpson.

March 15, 2009
Dmitri Matheny Group
Featuring Noel Jewkes and Kim Nalley
Cubberly Theatre
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
Ben Webster Centennial

March 27, 2009 San Francisco TBA
April 11, 2009
Biscuit & Blues
Mason @Geary

April 18, 2009
Bartholomew Winery Concert
Sonoma, CA

May 9, 2009
KRCB Santa Rosa CA

May 10, 2009
Bliss Bar , Noe Valley, SF
with Tammy Hall

May 16, 2009
Jazz In The Vineyards of Brentwood

May 25, 2009
Frankie Manning's 95th Birthday Festival
Manhattan Center on 34th between 8th and 9th
New York, NY

Forever Frankie with Kim Nalley
Blues Dancing After Hours
Venue: Dancesport Studios, 4th flr.
Address: 22 W 34th St(near Empire St Bldg)
Date: May 26, 2 am - 6am
(i.e. afterhours Monday nite -actually Tues.)
New York, New York

June 6, 2009
Great American Music Hall.
San Francisco, CA

June 20, 2009
The Fireside Room
Walnut Creek, CA

July 3, 2009
Aspen, CO

July 5, 2009
Fillmore Festival Califonia Stage 4pm-6pm

Durov Art Cafe
Jazz Cruise
and club TBA

Rrazz Room at the Hotel Nikko presents:
The Heart Of Lady Day:
KIM NALLEY Sings Billie Holiday
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August 20- -August 23 � 8:00 pm
August 21, 22 � 10:00pm
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September 9, 2009
Petaluma Summer Music Festival
Denise Perrier will be at Le Colonial September 9th.

September 10, 2009
9:20 Special

September 16 & 30th
Le Colonial
(Denise Perrier & Jonathon Poretz will hold down the fort 9/9 & 9/23)

October 9, 2009
Biscuits & Blues

October 17, 2009
Theater of San Pedro Square
San Jose Jazz Festival presents:
Kim Nalley and Tammy Hall with the San Jose Jazz Orchestra

November 15
Jazz School
Berkeley, CA

November 18, 2009
Le Colonial
20 Cosmos Alley
San Francisco, CA

November 30, 2009
Santa Cruz, CA

December 1, 2009
KCSM Holiday Rent Party! with Kim Nalley, Mike Lipskin, The Bebop Santa Claus and surprise guests .
A fundraising benefit for KCSM FM 91, the Bay Area's Jazz StationYoshi's
Oakland, CA, California

December 6, 2009
Mendocino Music Festival
Fort Bragg, CA

December 13, 2009
Bliss Bar

December 23, 2009
Gospel Christmas
Biscuits & Blues

December 31, -January17, 2010
Cinnabar Theater
Ella: the American Dream

January 29 & 30
JazzAspen Snowmass
Kim Nalley sings Billie Holiday

FEBRUARY 8, 2010
Help Is On the Way: Benefit for REAF
Marines Memorial Theatre
San Francisco, CA
7:30pm Performance
9:30pm Gala Reception
Paris Ballroom, Hotel Monaco

February 24, 2010
Music at Noon
Santa Clara University
Free concert & jazz vocal clinic

March 17, 2010
Haiti Benefit
Rrazz Room with Rita Moreno

May 29 & 30, 2010
Campbell Steele Gallery
Marion, Iowa

Kim Nalley & Houston Person
A Double Header Evening Of Soulful Jazz
June 30 - July 3, 2010

July 15-17, 2010
Fire Cabaret

July 20-27 Russia
July 22nd - Moscow Club Forte
July 23rd - Moscow Club Durov
July 24th - St.Petersburg Jazz cruise
July 25th - St.Petersburg Jazz Philharmonic Hall

September 19, 2010
Monterey Jazz Festival

Cinnabar Theater reprise of the orginal play
Ella: the American Dream
The true story of how a homeless girl went from rags to First Lady.

Featuring dancer/actor Robert Henry Johnson as Chick Webb and dancer/actor Kevin Munroe as Frankie Manning and dancer/actress Nicle Frydman

Thursday, 8/19 8pm
Friday, 8/20 8pm
Saturday, 8/21 8pm
Friday, 8/27 8pm
Saturday, 8/28 8pm
Sunday, 8/29 2pm
Thursday, 9/2 8pm
Saturday, 9/4 8pm
Sunday, 9/5 2pm
Thursday, 9/9 8pm
Friday, 9/10 8pm
Saturday, 9/11 8pm
Sunday, 9/12 2pm
This show sells out quickly so get your tickets in advance!

Finale Stomping at the Savoy

October 1, 2010
The Jazzschool
Berkeley, CA

October 31, 2010 Halloween
Bach & Dynamite Dance Society
Half Moon Bay

November 29, 2010
Santa Cruz, CA

Thursday, December 9, 2010
NPR Joy To the World
Charleston, WV

December 23, 2010
Gospel Christmas
Rrazz Room
Our 7th annual Christmas show!

December 26-January 2, 2010
Let the Good Times Roll
Rrazz Room

Big Bones Bona-Fide Blues Bash Rent Party!!!
January 23, 2011 4-6pm
Lush Life Gallery
Big Bones is a national treasure. He IS the blues, and he is in the forefront of keeping the blues alive in the Bay Area and beyond.

The economic downturn has been challenging for musicians, but we have a strong community, and we stick together. Please join us for a star-studded night of blues to raise the roof and raise some rent!

Featuring Kim Nalley, Denise Perrier, Quinn DeVeaux and Lavay Smith

February 18, 2011
Newport Beach Jazz Festival
Kim Nalley Band with Houston Person
Orange Country, CA

March 13, 2011
Panel discussion: Black-Jewish Musical History and Women in Jazz.
Jewish Contemporary Museum. This event includes the exhibit Black Sabbath :the secret musical history of Black-Jewish relation snd Pamela Rose's Wild Women of Song a multimedia concert highlighting the history of early American female composers most of which happened to be Black or Jewish.
San Francisco, CA

March 17, 2011
Benefit for St Jude Children's Research Hospital also featuring Melba Moore, Paula West, Joyce Dewitt, Cece Peniston and Martha Reeves.

May 15, 2011
Maitri Bliss Benefit (AIDS Hospice)
San Francisco, CA

May 18, 2011
She Put a Spell on Me: Kim Nalley Sings Nina Simone
Democratic Fundraiser for Dennis Kucinich
Cleveland, Ohio

June 4, 2011
KPFA Live Radio Concert with Tammy Hall promoting our up-coming concert at the Rrazz Room

June 14 - July 17, 2011
She Put a Spell on Me: Kim Nalley Sings Nina Simone
Rrazz Room at the Hotel Nikko
222 Mason St. San Francisco, CA

August 21
Help Is On the Way
Herbst Theater

September 3
Giants AT&T Park

September 24
Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival

October 22
Meirhof Hotel Fifth Floor Bar

October 26-29, 2011
Keynote Speaker lecture/performance
Trento, Italy

December 16 and 17, 2011
Campbell Steele Gallery
Marion, Iowa

December 22 and 23, 2011
Gospel Christmas with Kim Nalley and Tammy Hall on the Hammond B3 Organ
The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko
San Francisco, CA 94102

A Soulful Jazz New Year's
December 27, 2011 - January 1, 2012
Kim Nalley Band with Houston Person
Rrazz Room at the Hotel Nikko

Frank Jackson Tribute to Nat King Cole with special guest Kim Nalley

January 13, 2012
Stanford University, Palo Alto CA
guest appearance in the MLK Birthday Tribute
(details TBA)

Spring 2012 SFJAZZ TBA

June 9, 2012
Northern California Emmy Awards

July 3, 2012
John Santos and His Sextet plus Special Guests: A Benefit for KPOO

July 7 & 8, 2012
Artist in Residence
Fillmore Jazz Festival

July 11-22,2012
Rrazz Room
San Francisco, CA

July 18, 2012
Tribute to Etta James with Sugar Pie DeSanto and Kim Nalley

Sugar Kim

August 20, 2012
Santa Cruz, CA

August 26, 2012
Black, Jewish and Jazz
An inter-faith Jazz service held at
Calvary Presbyterian Church on Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA

September 13, 2012
San Francisco Lindy Exchange 2012
Opening night hosted by the 9:20 Special

October 6, 2012
Jazz School
Berkeley, CA
Concert to benefit Kim Nalley Black Youth Scholarship

December 7 & 8, 2012
Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, NY
The Music of Nina Simone
Kim Nalley Band featuring James Carter

December 23, 2012
Gospel Christmas
Rrazz Room
December 26-31
Rrazz Room

January 15, 2013
Stanford MLK Tribute

February 1, 2013

January 15, 2013
Stanford MLK Tribute

February 1, 2013

July 5, 2013
Stanford Jazz Festival
Kim Nalley with Houston Person
Palo Alto, CA

July 6 & 7 Fourth of July Weekend
Fillmore Festival
California St.Stage
San Francisco, CA

July 8 Monday
Yoshi's Oakland

July 19 2013
Mendocino Music Festival

July 25-28 2013
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY

August 14, 2013
Retirement Home Concert

August 26, 2013
Kim Nalley Sings Music from the March on Washington
Palo Alto City Hall

September 13, 2013
Yerba Buena Gardens, SF, CA
National Suicide Prevention Week

September 28, 2013
Vintage Couture Ball
Yoshi's San Francisco, 11pm

October 11, 2013
Biscuit & Blues
Kim Nalley Blues Band

December 9
Help is on the Way for the Holidays XII
Marines Memorial Theater, San Francisco, CA
Visit for details

December 22, 2013
Biscuit and Blues
Kim Nalley Gospel Christmas with special guests

January 12, 2014
Bach and Dynamite Dance Society
Half Moon Bay, CA

January 13, 2014
Kim Nalley with the Marcus Shelby Orchestra
Cole Porter Songbook
Kuumbwa, Santa Cruz, CA

Yoshi's San Francisco
Mads Tolling Quartet with Kim Nalley

Sunday February 23, 2014
Jazz School
Black History Month Concert
Kim Nalley sings songs of Freedom

March 28
Biscuits & Blues
San Francisco, CA
Kim Nalley Band with Houston Person

March 30
Napa Valley Jazz Society

June 2
Jazz on the Plazz
Los Gatos, CA

July 19
Mendocino Music Festival
Tribute to Aretha with Allan Pollack Big Band!!