Kimmy & Klasse'

Kimmy & Klasse'


The Sounds of Kimmy & Klasse represent a movement; an ever changing movement but one referred to as "pure music". In the tradition of Ella Fitzgerald, Dianne Reeves and Sweet Honey In The Rock.


Based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland - This musical collective, Kimmy & Klasse', hosts the lovely voices of Kimmy J. Kearse, Johnita Wilson-Dillard and Gwen Wortham.

Joining together officially in 1994, lead singer, Kimmy J. Kearse, rasied in a military family, began singing with Johnita in Junior High School, and then later with Gwen Wortham at an open mic session. Over the years the women discovered that they had a distinguishable sound and a growing musical following ever so eager to enjoy any one of their many performances.

Unlike most, Kimmy & Klasse' have been afforded the opportunity through the years to hone their skills via live shows (radio & TV included) and recordings. Understanding each other's range to a science while methodically displaying a sound unbeknownst to most. Like Earth, Wind and Fire, these women blend to take you on a spiritual high, while entertaining your senses.

Their latest CD release "Reaching for the Love of Music", invites you to journey with them as each song embodies powerful yet subtle messages; providing meaning to our lives. You are invited to take a closer look and explore the movement and sound with Kimmy & Klasse' as these "sisters in music" embark upon a musical kaleidoscope.

About Us:


Funny Valentine - (Chaka Kahn)

Written By: Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart

Cover Song

Maybe (Three Degrees)

Written By: Richard Barrett

Cover Song

Chain Of Fools (Aretha Franklin)

Written By: Don Covay

Cover Song


Single CD - 1998 - Over You

Long CD - 2002 - Reaching For The Love of Music II

Long CD - Dec 2003 - A Kimmy & Klasse' Khristmas

Long CD - May 2004 - The Love of Music

Kimmy Kearse (Solo) - I Give You Me - 2005

*Available National / International

etc. etc.

Commercial Performances;

2007 - Kipona Festival Harrisburg, PA.
2006 - On Tour in Europe - Greece, Rome, Germany -
Jamboree by the Lake - Winchester, Tennessee
Live Television Interview - Comcast Channel 95 Washington DC

2005 - US Army Hospital Christmas Party - Kipona Festival - Harrisburg, PA
February 12, 2005 - Valentines Day Show - The Game Room & Grille - Fort Washington, MD.
2004 - Kipona Festival Harrisburg, PA.
2004 - HBI Freight Christmas Party - The Hilton Hotel - Herndon, Virginia
- General Internal Medicine Clinic Party - Walter Reed Army Medical Center
- The River Edge Inn - Reading, PA
- Hawkins Farm - Fredericksburg, VA
- Opened the Sounds Of Doo Wop Bi-Annual Festival - U. of Maryland - College Park, MD
- Charm City Bike Fest - Blob's Park - Baltimore, MD - American Music Fest on the River Front - Harrisburg, PA - Millennium Music Fest - Fire House Resturant - Harrisburg, PA
- Women Business Owners Annual Gala - Westin Hotel - Washington DC
- The Sounds of Doo Wop VII - Bowie State University - Maryland
February 14, 2004 - Valentines Day Cabaret - Bell Haven, VA - SOLD OUT

2003 - Madison Square Gardens
- MIC Music Conference - Birmingham, AL. - MGM Grand Las Vegas - Took First Place in the female group category @ the USAworld Talent Search.

2003 - 5th Blues R&B Fest - Maryland
2003 / 2002 / 2001 Sounds of Doo Wop Series, Maryland
2002 - Divas of Doo Wop - Maryland
2002 / 2001 - Blues Bayou -Maryland
1999 - Unifest - Washington DC
1999 - National Zoofar- Washington DC
1999 - Valentines Day with the Spindles - Baltimore, Maryland
1999 - Birchmire, Virginia
1998 - Black Family Reunion - Washington DC
1998 - Fort Dupont Park - Washington DC (Tribute to Brenda & the Tabulations)
1998 - VFW - New Years Eve -York Pennsylvania
1998 - Hawkins Farm Festival - Fredericksburg, Virginia
1998 - Alcazar Ballroom - York, Pennsylvania
1997 - 1998 - Opened for Jerry Butler / Gene Chandler @ the Show Place Arena - Upper Marlboro, Maryland

1994 - Present - Multiple Engagements In the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.

Set List

Kimmy Kearse & Klasse' Song List

I Give You Me (Kimmy Kearse)
Mixed Up (Kimmy Kearse)
What Happened To Love (Kimmy Kearse)
Like You (Kimmy Kearse)
One For Me (Kimmy Kearse)
Wishes (Kimmy Kearse)
Calling (Kimmy Kearse)
Let Me Go (Kimmy Kearse)
Full Time Lover (Kimmy Kearse)
Am I Losing You (Kimmy & Klasse)Love No Limit (Mary J. Blige)
America (Kimmy & Klasse Version)
Maybe (The Three Degrees)
Beat Me To The Punch
Mr. Melody (Natalie Cole)
Bye Bye Baby (Marvelettes)
Mr. Postman (Marvelettes)
Chain Of Fools (Aretha Franklin)
My Day (Kimmy & Klasse)
Clean Up Woman (Betty Wright)Never Knew Love Like This (Stephanie Mills)
Come & Get These Memories Next Life Time (Eryka Badu)
Crazy (Kimmy & Klasse)
Over You (Kimmy & Klasse)
Dancing In The Street (Marvelettes)Right Kind Of Lover (Pattie LaBelle)
Do Me Baby (Prince)
Right On the Tip Of My Tongue (Brenda & the Tabulations
Do You Still Love Me (Melissa Morgan)Step Into My World