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Salmon in Black Bean Sauce
Awarded “Most Influential African American in the Bay Area” in 2005 and the Bay Area’s “Best Jazz Group” in 2013, vocalist Dr. Kim Nalley is already being called a legendary San Francisco institution. Nalley hwas discovered by Michael Tilson Thomas while singing to packed audiences live with no amplification. Thomas subsequently recorded her singing live with no amplification and invited her to sing with the San Francisco Symphony. Nalley then became a Rounder Records recording artist and went on a worldwide tour gracing concert halls from Moscow to Lincoln Center and festivals from Umbria Jazz to the Monterey Jazz Festival, garnering effusive international press. A true Renaissance woman, Nalley has been a featured writer for JazzWest and the San Francisco Chronicle, a produced playwright, an avid Lindy Hop and blues dancer, and the former owner of Jazz at Pearl’s. She earned her Ph.D. in history at UC Berkeley and is a published scholar. She was shortlisted by DownBeat Magazine’s Critics Poll in 2017 as a “Rising Star.” Nalley’s many philanthropic endeavors include founding the Kim Nalley Black Youth Jazz Scholarship.
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