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“I used to sell cars….and one day I said, ‘If I’m going to work this hard, I’m going to work for myself.’ That’s when I started sounding my own horn for who and where I wanted to be.” – Kimmie Horne
KIMMIE HORNE, is a consummate entertainer! A native Detroiter, her beautiful alto voice coupled with her unmatched ability to perform and entertain puts her in a category of her own.
Billed occasionally as the “KIMMIE HORNE” Show, features classy blends of Jazz, Pop and Rhythm and Blues, KIMMIE HORNE takes her audiences on a journey through time and an electrifying ride through various musical idioms.
From Toronto to Japan, from London to Jamaica, including featured performances all over the United States, encompassing Atlantic City and Las Vegas, this tall, beautiful and dynamic young lady has the complete package.
Having been compared to such legendary artist as, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and her Great Aunt Lena Horne, KIMMIE’S performances revitalize their collective spirits. She has the sass of Shirley Bassey, the sensuous whisper of Sade, the octane drive of Josephine Baker and the sultry jazz interpretations of the great ones like Phyllis Hyman, Nina Simone.
Proudly she delivers her current hit songs “Lullaby of Birdland” and “So Nice To Come Home To” featured on many popular radio stations.
KIMMIE HORNE, an absolute “bronze” beauty, has the cache’ that puts her in the league of other stellar ladies of the stage. On and off stage, KIMMIE’S smoldering sensuality serves proof, “that if, indeed there were a “Queen of Contemporary Jazz”, KIMMIE HORNE would be her!
KIMMIE HORNE has recorded and released her CD, “High Standards,” receiving substantial air play throughout the region. She has also performed on Jazz great, Earl Klugh’s “Soda Fountain Shuffle” CD. KIMMIE HORNE has been featured in concerts with such notables as En Vogue, The Temptations, The O’jays, Martha Reeves, Stanley Clark, Ahmad Jamaal, The Neville Brothers, Pieces of A Dream, Angela Bofil, The Contours, Aretha Franklin and Michael Bolton.
KIMMIE HORNE represented the United States in the “Legends of Jazz in Jamaica”. She has performed at the “Emmy Awards”, the “World Premier” of Eddie Murphy’s “Beverly Hills Cop III” and the “Superbowl”, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas; Trumps Plaza, Atlantic City; Casino Windsor, Mandalay Bay’s, Motor City Casino and the Greektown Casino in Detroit.
KIMMIE HORNE was voted: “Casino performer of the year 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004” by the Casino Writers Guild of America! She is also the recipient of the Black Women In Jazz 2015 “Legendary Lady In Jazz” award.
KIMMIE HORNE has performed in every major festival in the area, including the “Montreux Jazz Festival”, Rochester’s “Music In the Park”, The Motor City Blues Festival, Gemini Jazz Festival, Buffalo, NY; Freedom Hill Amphitheater, Sterling Heights; Michigan Taste Festival and scores of Corporate shows and has sang the American and Canadian National Anthems for the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers and The Detroit Lions!
Her new CD, “My Favorite Things”, a contemporary rendition of Jazz standards as well as some of her originals will be released this summer.
For more information visit her website at www.kimmiehorne.com