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Kim Maguire

Jazz & more


Kim singing at the Seattle/Kobe Female Jazz Vocal Event,

Jazz Alley, 2017




The Scoop

With an illustrious career spanning three decades, Kim Maguire has made her mark in roles as a performer, educator, director, and producer. A 2017 Seattle/Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist finalist, Kim holds a prominent spot in the vocal Seattle jazz scene. A uniquely versatile singer, Kim has made a mark with her inventive swing interpretations and elegantly nuanced ballads. Beyond traditional jazz, she confidently holds her own in contemporary music genres, showcasing a seamless ability to navigate diverse musical landscapes. Characterized by her authentic and charismatic presence, Kim is a catalyst for inclusiveness and unity through shared musical experiences.


Kim has been seen on many regional and local stages including Houston Grand Opera, Fifth Ave. Theatre, Benaroya Hall, Village Theatre and Town Hall. A regular at Hotel Sorrento, Kim has also sung at Tula's, Egan's Jam House in Ballard, North City Bistro, Boxley’s, The Musicquarium at Triple Door, Vito's, and Frederick Holmes "Hot Jazz in the Gallery" series.





From Kim:

Music has been the bedrock of my days since I was a child. It let me know who I was. There is no way I could have gotten through my life in one piece without it. Music also unites. When a room can come together with no heed to race, creed, or political affiliation; when we can all just feel ourselves at our deepest and most human level, that is the best stuff of life, right there.  

I sing any and everything I can get my voice around. I had a wonderful career in musical theatre and opera, and in 2012 branched out into jazz. Covid hit and I found myself sitting at the keys singing folk/rock. I really love it all. My vocal technique background affords me a large vocal range from dynamic to intimate. Each song becomes its own personalized story, having a unique identity, narrating the many  pieces of life.

Jazz is my main love and offers me a chance to pull out all the stops, diving into the jewels of the American Songbook and classic jazz repertoire. Duke Ellington, Cole Porter - anything that expresses through great lyrics and engaging melodies. I love singing with the wonderful jazz artists of Seattle. It's an amazing experience, every time. "Joyful jazz" has become a personality trait of my performances. Recently, here in 2022, I have received many thanks from listeners for giving them a holiday from the hardships of life. That's a true compliment. I'm always honored to sing. It's where I live.

"Kim creates a sense of warmth and a kind of comradery, as we relate to our own shared experiences of living this human life."

                                                        ~ Chris Lynn

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