Kim was great in helping me gather musicians for my cd release last minute that could play my style of music. I needed musicians very quickly who could learn parts without sheet music. Kim knew the right people and immediately was on the ball and making contacts. She was always reaching out to me and I felt that she was looking out for the best interest of one of the most important nights of my life. It was enjoyable & pleasant to talk to her on the phone and she was readily available to answer questions and concerns. I absolutely recommend Kim and when need be will call her again to book musicians for me. I'm completely satisfied with her services.
Whether it is a solo pianist or solo guitarist, solo flutist or a larger ensemble, Kim has the resources to find just the right match for your event. Kim works with husband, Dave Chamberlain in Bright Moments, a jazz duo and with Heidi Pollyea in Body and Soul: a jazz and pop band. If you are looking for a flute player for your event, Kim works with Kelly Via, one of the best in the Atlanta area. When Kim is not available for a particular date, she will work to match you with another performer who is.
ABOUT KIM CHAMBERLAIN
With over 20 years of performing experience, Kim Chamberlain is a seasoned professional performer who dazzles her audience with her vocal stylings of jazz favorites. Whether she is skating over a swift upbeat version of 'Lullaby of Birdland' or adding her sultry rich tones to 'Round Midnight,' Kim engages her audience. She instinctively knows how to transmit the essence of the song through the lyric and the melody. Kim also gives her all when playing clarinet and flute too.
Her warmth comes through musically and through her smile. Kim loves to relate to her listeners as if they were members of her own family which to her they are! Folks continually comment that they love to see her perform because she is always smiling and giving her self to her listeners.
Also, Kim is a fine clarinetist and very often adds her sweet sound to the mix. She has been playing clarinet professionally for many years and has performed in many venues from belly-dance music to Klezmer to International dance music.
Currently, Kim performs with her equally talented guitarist-husband, David Chamberlain in a duo they call Bright Moments. Both love the music their own parents grew up with and cherish the opportunity to bring it to audiences to keep jazz classics alive.
Kim also performs with pianist and vocalist Heidi Pollyea in a larger ensemble called 'Body and Soul'. This band includes keyboards, bass, drums and guitar as well as horns when requested. 'Body and Soul' have performed for many corporate and private events over the past several years.
With a degree in clarinet performance from Georgia State University, Kim is well equipped to play classical favorites for weddings and other special events. She even adds flute to the mix for a variety of styles. In addition, Kim can sing both classical and pop favorites to make your wedding a very memorable experience. Kim works step by step with brides-to-be to make the music enhance her wedding day. She is totally committed to making the bride's musical selections fit the mood of this special occasion.
Kim's other full-time gig is a music teacher of very young children for The Music Class. She can be heard on the nationally-acclaimed CDs both as a singer and clarinetist.
Kim is available to sing with big bands, pianists or other combos as well. With a music degree from Georgia State University, she is an excellent reader and can provide professional lead sheets when needed.
MUSICIANS AVAILABLE THROUGH KIM CHAMBERLAIN & COMPANY
Vocalist and clarinetist, Kim Chamberlain is an experienced performer in several musical styles. She has a degree in clarinet performance from Georgia State University and a Masters Degree in Library Science from Clark Atlanta, where she specialized in storytelling and children's literature. Kim teaches clarinet in the Atlanta area and performs as a jazz vocalist and clarinetist on a regular basis.
A Freddy Green style guitarist, Dave Chamberlain keeps down the rhythm with his distintive style. The host of the popular Sagebrush Boogie radio program, Dave entertains his listeners with his vast knowledge of Western Swing, Jazz and old time country music too. He is a fine accompanist and works with vocalists and wind players for the perfect duo or trio sound.
Heidi Pollyea is a singer/songwriter, pianist and guitarist with over 20 years of teaching and performing experience including musical directorships, cruise ship, hotel, corporate and session work, festivals and concerts as well as university and secondary school teaching. She studied jazz piano, music theory and voice at Indiana University and the University of Miami where she earned a Bachelors and Masters of Music respectively. In between she also received a teaching certificate for grades K-12. She stays current performing original and originally done folk, rock and jazz around the Southeast region.
Kelly is the piccoloist with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and Macon Symphony Orchestra. For many years he was principal flutist of the former Atlanta Pops Orchestra and he was a charter member of the Georgia Sinfonia. He has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Opera, Augusta Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Des Moines Symphony and Des Moines Metro Opera orchestras. He has appeared as soloist with the Albany Symphony, Atlanta Pops, Columbus Symphony and Macon Symphony orchestras. Kelly also performs frequently as a soloist and in a variety of chamber ensembles in the Atlanta area.
MIKE CADY- Guitar, Bass, Tuba and Yo Yo!
Michael Cady is Maple Street Guitars' and Midtown Music's (both in Atlanta, GA) bass specialist. He has been teaching bass and guitar for nearly twenty years, and performing for over twenty five years.
He has studied under many different teachers including Jim Woody, Lyn Deramus, David Fisher, Frank Carter, Rich Nanista, Michael Moore, Ted Howe, Mary Akerman, Sid Wolf, Jackie Pickett, and Don Strand. This wide variety of private teachers has given him a special insight into the teaching of private lessons. He has taken what he considers to be the most effective methods and techniques of his various teachers and has developed them into his own curriculum.
Always looking to further his own musical education, Mike continues to study with other instructors in such varied styles as classical, flamenco and jazz.
A lover of "low and loud", in addition to his main instrument - the seven string bass - he also plays the upright bass and the tuba. Besides "A Sparkling Planet", Mike also performs locally with "The Chris Paul Kenny Group", Sam McPherson's "Red Neck Jazz", and his own original project "The Loneliest Monks".
JEZ GRAHAM- Piano and Vocals
Jez is a well-known national jazz artist and composer. His accomplisments are too numerous to list in total but here are a few highlights. Jez played on sessions for several nationally released Cd's.
He began serving as music director at Sacred Tapestry Church where he is playing for a Jazz service along with his son Bill.
Played with Francine Reed and the best of Atlanta's Jazz diva's for Cafe Circa Jazz Mondays.
Began collaborating with original Beach Boy David Marks on live and recording projects.
Composed music for the VH1 show Fantasia for For Real, Played with Leslie Carrara Rudolph (of Seseme Street) in her original production "Wake Up Your Weird at The Center For Puppetry Arts.
Played on the Cd release "California Feeling" by Stephen Kalinich.
Played on a live recording with David Marks at the historic Western Studios in Hollywood as well as on several cuts fro David's next studio release.
Co wrote along with Stephen Kalinich a downloadable single release for Francine Reed called "Surrender" It features David Marks on Guitar. Available at itunes.
Continued writing and recording projects.
Started a new group called The Celestial Katz with Jez on Bass and vocals and his son Bill on Guitar
Reignited The Trio with Ramon Pooser and Mike Hinton for a special series of gigs at The Family Dog.
LEE SPIVEY- Guitar
Lee is a gifted and accomplished musician and guitarist who loves to intermingle various styles of music in his playing. He has shared the joy of music with hundreds of eager students over the past 30 years as well as with thousands of listeners.
MOIRA NELLIGAN- Fiddle, Accordion and Vocals
Moira Nelligan Biography
Georgia born and Irish descended, fiddler/singer Moira Nelligan plays roots music that will make you sing, dance, laugh and cry! "Irish to the core, but marked with her own creativity and Georgia roots"; that's how "Sing Out!" magazine describes Moira's unique take on the traditional music of her Southern and Irish heritage.
Whether it's jigs and reels on fiddle, a French musette on accordion, or an old southern spiritual, Moira and her band "the Dixie Jigs" bring their love of old fashioned Irish and Americana music, as well as Eastern European folk tunes and original compositions, to audiences across the Southeast.