Current Schedule
  • Monday, February 19 -with LAPD Band, performance at Ronald Reagon Presidentail Library, Simi Valley, 1 PM
  • Sunday, Febrary 25 -with CELA (Composers Ensemble of Los Angeles) concert, Music 360˚ Presents,. Orange County Musicians Union, 3 PM
  • March 1-2 -with Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, Pittsburg State University Jazz Festival, Pittsburg, KS
  • Thursday, March 15 -with Kevin Vandenelzen Big Band, Blue Whale, 123 Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka St., L.A. 9 PM, 2 sets
  • Tuesday, March 20 -Kim Richmond/Kimberly Ford Band, Blue Whale, 9 PM, 2 sets
  • Tuesday, March 27 -with Second Star Big Band, recording session, Capitol Records, 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Thursday, March 29 -with Second Star Big Band, concert, 7 PM location TBA
  • Sunday, April 8 -guest artist/soloist with Project Harmony, Skirball Center, 11 - 2 PM
  • April 11-23 -with Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, New England area tour
  • April 25-26 -with Daniel Szabo, recording session, The Bridge, Glendale, CA, 10 AM --4 PM
  • Sunday, May 6 -Kim Richmond/Kimberly Ford Band, La Jolla, 3 PM
  • May 16 - 19 -Northwoods Jazz Camp, Holiday Acres, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Friday, July 6 -Kim Richmond/Kimberly Ford Band, Alcazar Theater, Carpinteria, 7 PM
  • July 8 - 11 -Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop, Santa Barbara/Carpinteria, CA
  • ThursdayAugust 9 -Kim Richmond/Kimberly Ford Band, Three Lakes Center for the Arts, Three Lakes, Wisconsin
  • Saturday, August 11 -Kim Richmond/Kimberly Ford Band, The Park Theater, Hayward, Wisconsin
  • Sunday, September 16 -Kim Richmond/Kimberly Ford Band, Dizzy's, San Diego

Kim Richmond                                BIO

KIM RICHMOND is an active and versatile musician based in the Los Angeles area. His first love is jazz, and his primary jazz voice is the alto saxophone. He has, however, been involved in nearly every facet of the professional music industry, both as a player and as a composer/arranger. His instruments are alto, soprano, tenor and baritone saxes, clarinet, bass clarinet, and flutes. Kim has been a member of the orchestras of Stan Kenton, Louis Bellson, Bob Florence, Bill Holman, and Vinny Golia among others. His own Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra is a workshop for his writing, conducting and leading. His Ensemble (sextet) is a platform for more free-form expression and improvsation with the members playing and Kim's writing being the key factors. His current group is co-led with vocalist Kimberly Ford, and is a tribute to the music of Herbie Hancock and Joni Mitchill.

Kim is also a consummate educator. He was for 12 years an adjunct professor in the Jazz Studies department of University of Southern California (teaching combos, composition and saxophone), and does numerous jazz camps and clinics in the Spring and Summer of each year. He is on staff at many of the Jim Widner Summer Jazz Camps, and is involved in running the Northwoods Jazz Camp for grown-ups. He most recently was an instructor in the Jazz Department of California Institute of the Arts, and at present is teaching at California State University, Fullerton.
Kim is currently President of ASMAC (American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers), which provides masterclasses and avenues of learning for all interested. Whatever his mode of expression, be it instrumental performance, composition, arranging and conducting, KIM RICHMOND is striving to express a uniquely original voice, combining his extensive experience with the new sounds of our evolving musical world.

Kim is a Selmer artist and endorses all Selmer saxophones and other woodwinds. He is also a Vandoren artist, and uses Vandoren reeds, mouthpieces and other accessories. In spite of his busy schedule in the professional music world, KIM RICHMOND enjoys keeping in touch with the educational music field by serving as guest lecturer, conductor and guest soloist at college music festivals and workshops around the country. If you are interested in contacting Kim for any of these reasons, please send e-mail him at