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One of the UK’s most exciting saxophonists, vocalists, & composers.

— Nick Lea, Jazz Views


We are delighted to introduce to you the incredible British jazz saxophonist, singer, composer, and bandleader Kim Cypher. Kim releases the single ‘Birdie In The Grass’, taken from her upcoming album Catching Moments (October 4th 2024). The release precedes her Ronnie Scott’s album preview concert on Father’s Day, June 16th 2024.






Kim is one of the UK’s most beloved jazz musicians. As a figurehead of independent arts in Britain, her work extends to furthering the reach of grassroots musicians by means of collaboration and independent concert promotion, working with the Women In Jazz Media collective, and her weekly radio show ‘The Big Jazz Hullabaloo’ hosted by Kim and her husband Mike every week on Jazz Bites Radio. Her charity single releases have seen thousands of pounds raised across multiple campaigns, simultaneously drawing attention to some of the most talented players residing in the UK and abroad.



Opening with the rich tones of Kim’s signature tenor saxophone, her playing offers nods to both of her mentors; the legendary jazz saxophonists Andy Sheppard and Pee Wee Ellis. The song quickly locks into a dreamlike groove, with Kim’s sublime production and tasteful arrangement giving space to each instrument as they playfully syncopate and solo through this light-hearted Latin original.


The overall naturalistic sound conjures images of the song’s namesake, which Kim explains was inspired as she “observed a tiny baby bird playing in the grass, learning to fly, flapping its wings and just loving life. Standing at the window observing the activity, a cheeky little Latin melody soon evolved to accompany the joyful scene.” Certainly, if Mother Nature was lounging at golden hour on a sleepy Sunday, ‘Birdie In The Grass’ would be on her record player.


Featuring an all-star cast of global musicians that includes guitarist Antonio Forcione, double bass player Raph Mizraki, percussionist Karl Vanden Bossche, and drummer Mike Cypher, ‘Birdie In The Grass’ and the upcoming album are a continuation of Kim’s ‘Brighter Tomorrow’, a collaborative project started during COVID lockdowns to showcase all those who work in the arts, and demonstrate their unbending passion, drive, resilience and dedication to their craft. Further special guest performers on the album include pianist and vocalist Liane Carroll, saxophonist and vocalist Ray Gelato, and trombone player Ashley Slater.


Get your tickets now for Kim and her band’s June 16th performance at Ronnie Scott’s, where they will be performing many of these songs and more.




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