Kim Burrell; her dynamic, distinctive and captivating voice carries power to sooth and encourage the heart of people everywhere. She calls her musical style jazz gospel. Though Kim Burrell is comparatively new to the gospel music industry, having only performed since 1989, she has quickly become one of the most influential voices in the genre, often named as "this generation's Ella Fitzgerald. The Houston native is revered by her peers in the music industry from both the spiritual and secular world. This Grammy Award nominee and Stellar Award winner has a true and undying passion for ministry and music.
Evangalist 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 Burrell 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 & Universities throughout the United States.
Since her first solo project, "Try Me Again", Kim Burrell 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, Whitney Houston, Harry Connick Jr., and many more. 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". Kim Burrell has successfully obtained the attention of the Jazz, R&B and Gospel markets.
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 ministry endeavor KB Crew Productions. This venture seeks to educate and support up and coming artists to prepare them for success in the music industry.
Ultimately, Kim's prayer is that she would be used as a vessel of change, that her spirit-filled singing and preaching will touch the lives of many and souls will be saved throughout the United States and foreign lands.
Listen to Christian Musician Kim Burrell
|Try Me Again||1995||Shanachie Records|
|Everlasting Life||1998||Elektra Records|
|Live in Concert||2001||Elektra Records|
|No Ways Tired||2009||Shanachie Records|
|Love Album||2011||Shanachie Records|