The Incomparable Talents of Mr. Kim Waters

by Shockd

Kim Waters

With the release of his 1989 debut album, “Sweet and Saxy,” saxophonist-band leader-composer-arranger-producer KIM WATERS was instantly established as one of the centuries premier Urban Jazz hit makers. Now, after more than two decades Waters is now a musical superstar with 16 Top Ten, 14 #1 singles and, 4 #1 CDs.

WATERS musical excellence is obvious with his signature in-the-pocket grooves, seductive melodies, virtuoso improvisations and state-of-the-art production, with all its varied shadings, hues and depths, Makes anything Waters puts his saxophone to, a moment for some, sexy but subtle relaxation with that ”all-over your body,” musical excitement.

Over the past two plus decades, WATERS has shared stage with many of the best including Ray Charles, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Phyllis Hyman, Gerald Albright and Grover Washington, Jr. to name a very few.

Waters recently relocated to Elk Grove, California from his longtime Baltimore area home.

 A short glance at the titles of his hit albums from just the past decade proves that WATERS knows quite a lot about romance and love thru such stellar achievements as Love’s Melody, One Special Moment, From The Heart, Someone to Love You, In the Name of Love, All For Love, You Are My Lady and Love Stories, his classic 2010 collection.

Born into a musical family, Waters was inspired by such jazz icons as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Paul Desmond and Cannonball Adderley.

 The Maryland native picked up his first instrument, the violin, at the age of eight. "That didn't go over well with the fellas," said Waters.

Waters, later found his true calling on the alto and soprano saxophones at age 13. and began performing in a band with his brothers, James (who he still performs with) and Eric, and his old friend, jazz piano legend Cyrus Chestnut.

Waters has rightfully been acclaimed the #1 Urban Jazz Saxophonist and after listening to his music its easy to comprehend how he has been bestowed the title. In this regard, Waters once stated,

 “I enjoy helping others and it is my hope that my music in some way brings “positivism” to the world. I believe that the world cannot live without new music - I know I can’t!” 

In truth, the artistry and musical talents of Kim Waters will continue to captivate Waters fans and without hesitation, earn him innumerable new ones.

"Waters is simply one of the planet’s best saxophonists." - Jazz Times Magazine

The man can play….he continues to add a sense of sensibility to the smooth-jazz airwaves.” - Jazziz Magazine

Kim Waters has a flair for composing seductive melodies. He is like a romantic pied piper out on a long evening stroll.” - The Washington Post

He is the pied piper of smooth jazz.” - Upscale Magazine

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