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Richmond, Kim

Richmond, Kim, alto, soprano, tenor and baritone saxes, clarinet, bass clarinet, and flutes, composer, arranger, conductor; b. Champaign, IL, 24 July 1940.

Richmond is based in Los Angeles and works as a free-lance musician, doing studio work, shows, and various jazz venues. His reputation is primarily as a doubling saxophonist (most often lead alto saxophone, doubling on flutes and clarinet). Kim has been a member of the orchestras of Stan Kenton (on the road and one album), Bob Florence (on 12 albums), Vinny Golia (2 albums), Clare Fischer (one album), Louis Bellson, Bill Holman, Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and many others.

Kim enjoys keeping in touch with the educational music field by serving as guest lecturer, conductor and soloist (his primary Jazz voice is on alto saxophone) at college music festivals and workshops around the country, touring several times a year. Currently Kim is on the jazz faculty at the University of Southern California (USC) where he teach ensembles, composition and saxophone. He is a Selmer artist and a clinician/artist-in-residence at the Jim Widner Summer Jazz Camps held at Drury College, Springfield, MO and Simpson College, near Des Moines, IA. He is also a member of the faculty of the Centrum Summer Jazz Camp in Port Townsend, Washington, and the University of Iowa Summer Jazz Camp, Iowa City, IA. In Los Angeles, he is Music Director and conductor for the Los Angeles Music Center's Spotlight Awards (spotlighting Southern California's top student talent), held every April.

Looking In Looking Out; Passages (1993); Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble:  Range (1995), Look At The Time; Ballads; Refractions (2003); Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble: CrossWeave
As sideperson:
Stan Kenton: Stan Kenton Conducts the Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton; Clare Fischer: Thesaurus (reissued as 'Twas Only Yesterday), Waltz; Bob Florence: Live at Concerts By The Sea, Westlake, Soaring, Magic Time, Trash Can City, State of the Art, Treasure Chest, Funupsmanship, All The Bells & Whistles, Earth, Serendipity 18, Stan Kenton 50th Anniversary Celebration (1991), Back to Balboa, Whatever Bubbles Up; Eric Dolphy: The Illinois Concert; Clay Jenkins: Give & Gather; Brad Dutz: Railroads, Making Ice, Heat The Grill Cook Loin; Fareed Haque: Sacred Addiction; Gordon Brisker: New Beginning; Rosemary Clooney: 70th Birthday Celebration; Body Heat: Jazz At The Movies (1993); Les Hooper: Raisin' The Roof; Joey Sellers: Something For Nothing, Pastels, Ashes; John Rapson Octet: Bing!, Blood & Water: the Billy Higgins Improvisations; Vinny Golia Large Ensemble: Commemoration, Portland 1996, The Other Bridge (Oakland 1999); Gary Hobbs Sextet: Night Flight to Valhalla; Jim Widner Big Band (Drury College Jazz Camp Faculty Band): Yesterday and Today, Body & Soul, Live, the Jim Widner Big Band Rides Again; Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra: Perspectives, Living In The Moment; Denny Brunk: "Flying Home; HMA Salsa/Jazz Orchestra: Salsa II; Paolo Nonnis: Step on the Gas; Terry Bonnell: Handwrought; Steve Spiegl: Hot, Perspectives, Then And Now, Enigma; Bill Tole Orchestra: On the Move; Pat Longo Big Band: Billy May for President (featuring Frank Sinatra, Jr.), Extreme Heat; Lalo Schifrin: No One Home, Fire & Ice, Boulevard Nights (soundtrack album), Amityville Horror; Jim Widner Big Band (Drury College Jazz Camp Faculty Band): Yesterday and Today, Body & Soul, Live, the Jim Widner Big Band Rides Again
As arranger:
Stan Getz/Lalo Schifrin: Children of the World (1 selection); Lalo Schifrin: Fire and Ice (entire album), Nunzio soundtrack album (2 selections), Boulevard Nights soundtrack album (3 selections), Turbulence (entire album); Clay Jenkins: Give & Gather (1992) (1 selection); Gary Hobbs Sextet: Night Flight to Valhalla (2 compositions, 1 arrangement); Denny Christianson Big Band (Montreal): Doomsday Machine (2 selections), Suite Mingus (l selection), More Pepper (1 selection), Shark Bait (2 selections); Jim Widner Big Band (Drury College Jazz Camp Faculty Band): Yesterday and Today (2 selections), Body & Soul (2 selections); Roy Wiegand Jazz Orchestra Stan-the Big Sur (1 selection); Pat Longo Big Band: Crocodile Tears (1 selection); Bill Tole Orchestra: New York, New York (l selection); On the Move (2 selections); Sharps and Flats Orchestra (Japan): All in Love is Fair (2 selections including title track); Jim Widner Big Band (Drury College Jazz Camp Facult y Band): Yesterday and Today, Body & Soul, Live, the Jim Widner Big Band Rides Again
As producer:
Eddie Daniels: Assistant producer of albums: This is Now and Benny Rides Again

He is the author of numerous published charts for small and large jazz ensembles

He received a Grammy Nomination for ComposItion for a Large Ensemble for "Precious Promises" from his CD Refractions.

Contact information:
6248 Rodgerton Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90068 USA
(323) 466-3934

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