Stardust with KG Organ Trio

Friday, April 26th – 10:30PM-1:30AM

Fourth generation Chicagoan and critically lauded vocalist Kimberly Gordon is sought after by the elite jazz listener. Kimberly’s grandfather was a dancer at the historic Chêz Pareé nightclub and her Nana was a camera girl there, a position acquired by childhood friend and mobster Sam Giancana. These stories and personal ties to Chicago nightclub history laid the foundation for Kimberly’s love of early 20th century music. With a deep understanding of the American Songbook it has led her on a path that celebrates composers, lyricists, and jazz masters alike.

 

In New York City, Kimberly was the first woman to hold a Saturday night residency at the now historic Smalls Jazz Club in Manhattan. Kimberly’s years in N.Y.C allowed her to perform with jazz greats such as Roy Hargrove, Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Harry “Sweets” Edison, and John Hicks, just to name a handful.

 

Kimberly’s sound reflects the old school style of delivering standards, deeply rooted in the ways of the masters, always true to the melody as written; this separates her from the rest. Kimberly is the singer’s singer, the musician’s singer, and the jazz lover’s singer.