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American Voices: Gospel Master Session with Kim Burrell
The dynamic, distinctive and captivating voice of Kim Burrell carries power to soothe and encourages the heart of people everywhere. The Houston native is revered by her peers in the music industry from both the spiritual and secular world. This humble Grammy Award nominee and Stellar Award winner has a true and undying passion for ministry and music. This singing sensation was encompassed by music being the daughter of a pastor/musician father and an evangelist/singer mother.
Kim Burrell started her musical career with the Greater Emmanuel C.O.G.I.C. Choir of Houston, Texas. Early in her career, she was featured on recordings with the Gospel Music Workshop of America Youth Choir; Trinity Temple Full Gospel Mass Choir of Dallas, Texas along with Kirk Franklin, and The Inspirational Sounds Mass Choir of Houston, TX. Kim has been also featured on B.E.T.'s Celebration of Gospel, Lift Every Voice in London England, as well as the Bobby Jones Gospel Show. Kim has appeared at Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, Rock & Roll Music Hall of Fame, and other notable venues and ministries around the world. Kim has earned the respect of musicians and artists in all genres and is hailed in colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Since her first solo project, Try Me Again, Kim has shared the stage with great gospel artists such as Shirley Caesar, Albertina Walker, Donnie McClurkin, Karen Clark-Sheard, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, and Marvin Winans, just to name a few. She has also worked with secular artists such as: Missy Elliot, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, George Duke, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, the late Whitney Houston, Harry Connick Jr., and many others.
Kim overwhelmed the music industry on Tommy Boy Gospel with her hit projects Everlasting Life and Kim Burrell Live, with hits like "I Keep Holding On," "I Come to You More Than I Give," "Anything," "Victory," and "I'll Be There". She has successfully obtained the attention of the jazz, R&B and gospel markets. You are sure to hear new standards set in music on each new project.
You can look to see Miss Burrell in the future with the Boston Pops Symphony or just playing the piano and singing her songs or even preaching to the masses. Kim Burrell exercises her gifts as a musician, writer/producer, orator, workshop facilitator and Evangelist, through her newest business venture KB Crew Productions. This venture seeks to educate and support up and coming artists to prepare them for success in the music industry.
Current as of July 2013