Kim Prevost & Bill Solley
Jazz Singer(5 Reviews)
Country: United States
Based In: New Orleans, Louisiana
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The award winning duo from New Orleans produces a very big sound, mostly due in part to Bill Solley seven string guitar and percussive style playing as Kim Prevost soulful, jazzy, gospel tinged vocals accompany him. The performances that they produce are well received by audiences of all ages.
Kim Prevost & Bill Solley are world class musicians that perform a wide variety of songs. Their set list is too large to list here. Their songs range from jazz standards to brazillian classics and also include pop and R &B standards. They also have written originals songs which are also on a few of their recordings.
Kim Prevost and guitarist Bill Solley have been racing the high road to success since winning the 1999 “BET on Jazz” Vocal Discovery Award.
Individually and together, they’ve performed with musical greats such as Arturo Sandoval, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Nicholas Payton, Nine Inch Nails, Oleta Adams, Nick the Nightfly, Kirk Covington, Chris Maresh, Ed Calle, Kirk Whalum, Sammy Figaroa, Terrence Howard, and Allen Toussaint. They share a collaborative recording with Munich Records recording artist Amina Figarova. Both artists are natives of the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans.
They have appe ... ared at numerous festivals and have toured extensively from England to the Netherlands, Japan, Denmark, Brazil, South Africa, Argentina, Germany the United States with plenty of stops in between. They are repeat performers at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. With five musical releases, the latest release entitled “Sky High", the musical duo have received critical acclaim from numerous publications including Jazz Times, Just Jazz Guitar, Allmusic.com, Katy Magazine, Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine and Offbeat. Kim and Bill can also be seen in the recent nationwide documentary released film, “No Cross, No Crown. Kim Prevost is an accomplished vocalist and songwriter. She has worked in all facets of the entertainment industry. She began singing as a child, in church choirs, where she performed duets with the pastor, her father. In addition to completing formal dance training, she also worked extensively as a model for companies such as Saks Fifth Avenue. Throughout her college years, she continued pursuing a degree in theater and communications and she performed local leading roles of productions such as Dream Girls, West Side Story and many more. Additional credits include 1999 B.E.T on Jazz discovery winner, several television commercials and a dancer for MTV show special "NFL Jams". She was chronicled in a featured documentary about her family gospel roots entitled "Full Circle Journey back to Gospel .Kim is a featured vocalist on "The Fragile" of Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails. Bill Solley has performed at numerous clubs and festivals around the world. Bill is well versed in Be Bop, Fusion, Funk and Brazilian music but, his forte is accompanying many of the fine Jazz singers across the country including his wife Kim Prevost. Bill continues to teach at the Cinco Ranch Conservatory of music in Katy, Texas. His credits include 1999 B.E.T on Jazz discovery winner, performances and or recordings with Arturo Sandoval, Terri Lynn Carrington, Bobby McFerrin, Bill Summers (Head Hunters),Amina Figarova, Dave Valentine, Stanley Jordan, Paul Wertico, and Allen Toussaint.
Bill was proud to take part in the blockbuster film "RAY" in which he was guitar instructor to Oscar nominated actor Terrence Howard.
Reviews (5 Reviews)
Kim Prevost & Bill Solley have been performing Nationally & Internationally for the past nineteen years. Here are some of their highlight performances.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia, Italy)
Ingolstadter Jazztage (Ingolstadt, Germany)
New Orleans French Quarter Festival
Sedona Jazz Festival (Sedona , Arizona)
Matsue Japan Jazz Festival
The list below are just a few of Kim Prevost & Bill Solley Clients that they performed for or were hired to perform for that event company.
Ashton Cigars ( Emeril Lagasse) Signature Resturant in New Orleans
USA Host of New Orleans
White Oak Entertainment
New Orleans Music Events
Sonoma Valley Jazz Society
Anniversary Party Birthday Party (Adult) Casinos Christmas Party Club Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Concerts / Tours Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Engagement Party Festival / Outdoor Event Hotel Event New Year's Eve Party Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Retirement Party Session Work Social Club Trade Show / Exhibitions Wedding Cocktail/Drinks Reception
Kim Prevost & Bill Solley are the 1999 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Jazz Vocal Discovery Winners.
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