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In Kim Nalley's Blog...

Kim NalleyTuesday, May 19, 2015

Jazz Singer, or Just "The Help"?

A recent speech by Mellody Hobson has been making a splash in the news, says Kim, who notes that she is likewise habitually mistaken for "the help"...
Kim NalleyThursday, April 16, 2015

Rethinking Billie Holiday on Her Centennial

It is the centennial of the birth of the woman whose name is eponymous with the words "jazz singer" Billie Holiday and Kim has something to say...
Kim NalleyPosted on March 30, 2015

A Priceless Gift of Art... and Love

Kim searches for a photograph of her late grandmother, and receives instead a very special and unexpected gift...
Kim NalleyWednesday, March 4, 2015

Gloria: Not Just Another "Face in the Crowd"

Kim recalls one particular fan, and learning of her passing evokes childhood memories and inspires one last song to be sung...
Kim NalleyWednesday, February 4, 2015

Singing the Truth for Trayvon Martin & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kim travels to Florida for a celebration of Dr. King's birthday, and has a life- changing experience along with performing her own song, "Blues for Trayvon"
Kim NalleyMonday, January 20, 2015

In A Digital World, An Old-Fashioned Postcard Can Be A Joy

January is more than half over, and Kim is still sending out holiday cards as she flashes back to the days when mailing lists were built by hand, not computers...
Kim NalleyMonday, January 12, 2015

It's Who I Am, Not Just What I Do

A recent bout with a nasty cold reminds Kim of how integral music is in her life... especially when it comes to singing to her daughter...
Kim NalleyThursday, December 25, 2014

The Ghosts of Corporate Christmas Gigs Past

Kim recalls her first corporate Christmas gig, where everything seemed so shiny and new... and remembers one particular ornament on the most wonderful tree

Named one of the "Ten Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area," Kim Nalley is internationally hailed as one of world's best jazz & blues vocalists. Visit Kim's website...


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