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Kim Nazarian Biography

Kim Nazarian

Living in: Oberlin, Ohio.

For the past 25 years Kim Nazarian has been harmonizing all over the world with New York Voices (NYV). In 2012 Ms. Nazarian was recognized as one of the top 50 most influential Armenian artists, and inducted into her High School's Hall of Fame. Along with the many recordings Kim has made with NYV, she is proud to be one of the featured voices on Bobby McFerrin's "VOCAbuLarieS" CD. Another recent professional highlight is Ms. Nazarian's collaboration with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and the Manchester Craftman's Guild on a concert tour dedicated to the late, great Ella Fitzgerald. Kim also enjoys being part of a special program called "Vocalese," (created by visionary producer, Larry Rosen), which integrates NYV with Manhattan Transfer, and Jon Hendricks.

In addition to being a requested vocalist, Kim's work as a lyricist is in rising demand. Of course, you can hear her contributions on the NYV CD's; and now you can hear her other original lyrics throughout the world, including Russia, Brazil, the Netherlands (with Brazilian composer, Ivan Lins and the Metropole Orchestra), and Japan. Most notably, Kim wrote the title track to the accompanying CD of Bill Strickland's best selling book "Making the Impossible Possible". You can find her song "World of Possibilities" on iTunes.

In addition to her extensive studio credits as a movie score and jingle singer, some of Kim's other recordings include "Red Dragonfly in NY" (JVC Victor) produced by Jazz Ambassador, Jiro Yoshida; "Long Ago and Far Away" (MCG Jazz), an original children's radio show; and guest appearances on "An Afternoon in Rio" (MCG Jazz) with extraordinary guitarist Joe Negri ("Handyman" for Mr. Rogers); "Two Worlds" with Boston based band "El Eco"; and Mark Shilansky's "Join the Club" release.

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