Kim Prevost and Bill Solley
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Kim Prevost and Bill Solley

Houston, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1997 | INDIE

Houston, Texas, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1997
Duo Jazz Soul




"Bill Solley "Fingerstyle Jazz""

“Bill Solley is one of the greatest fingerstyle jazz guitarists on the planet” —Bill Piburn

Fingerstyle Jazz Bill Solley and his wife Kim are both natives of New Orleans, Lousiana. They were enjoying great success both as a duo and individually when in 2005, Hurricane Katrina changed their lives forever. With all that they knew being destroyed, they relocated to Houston, Texas. This is a chapter that changed, but could not define, who they are. Kim and Bill continue to tour and perform both in the Houston area and throughout the world. Once I heard their music I could not help but be impressed and moved. Individually and together they have performed with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Nicolas Payton, Kirk Whalum, Arturo Sandoval, and Oleta Adams. They have toured extensively in England, The Netherlands, Japan, Denmark, Brazil, South Africa, Argentina, Germany, and the United States. They are repeat per- formers at the prestigious Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia. ...Bill Pilburn opening notes in the article. - Fingerstyle 360

"Kim Prevost & Bill Solley (Just in Time CD review)"

They’re both superb musicians. They’re into the kind of modern jazz you don’t hear much in New Orleans. And they’ve got their own way of doing things, to the point where you need to listen for a while to really get into what’s happening.

- Steve Steinberg - writer for Offbeat Magazine

"Singer Kim Prevost and Virtuoso Guitarist Bill Solley Return to San Francisco for a Post-Katrina Concert"

Kim Prevost’s vocals ooze smoky sensuality. She is an inspiring vocal improviser with a delivery both soaring and sultry, and with more than a hint of that special New Orleans flavor. Her range is amazing and her voice insinuates and then soars moving seamlessly from Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder to Hoagy Carmichael. Meanwhile Bill Solley makes music that jumps and jives and then makes you cry with its pristine beauty. Solley’s musicianship is truly amazing, as he works melody, improvisations and baseline simultaneously with virtuosity and ardor on his trademark 7-string guitar. Their repertoire spans vibrant arrangements of jazz, blues, R&B and gospel favorites, with some lively originals, as well. The results are nothing short of astonishing.


"CD Review - "I Would Give All my Love""

"The kind of chemistry that Prevost & Solley so effortlessly reveal on I Would Give All My Love comes along only once in a blue moon. Think Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald in their classic Pablo encounters of the early '70s...with a modernist spin."
- Bill Milkowski - contributing writer for Jazz Times

"CD Review - "Just in Time""

"Prevost slides effortlessly between elegant, formal jazz vocalizing and soulful R&B singing. Solley emulates a band without getting lost in the technique." - Alex Rawls- Gambit Best of New

"Dynamite duo at Tivoli fest"

"But, for my money, far and away the most exciting act at this year’s Festival popped up on the first night in the form of the gorgeous, lissome of figure singer Kim Prevost and unassuming and diminutive guitarist Bill Solley. Solley never says a word but merely plays his instrument while the delightful Ms Prevost links the numbers and delivers marvellous vocals on a whole array of standards.Together they make up the most dynamically unusual jazz act seen in PE in many years – one might even say “ever seen in PE’’ and feel safe from contradiction."

- By Bob Eveleigh, Entertainment Editor

"Take Ten with Kim Prevost"

"For me it was a chance to musically collaborate with Trent. He would play parts of what he wanted me to work on, and to play with creatively. He was just very easy about letting me find that, and do it without stress or pressure." - Nancy Lockyear for The NIN Hotline

"The Magic of Harvest"

Kim Prevost and Bill Solley are magicians. They take the gift of music to make some of the most soul-stirring, sensuous jazz being performed these days. It's the making of the music that is the magic.

- by Jake Lorenzo


"I Would Give All My Love" Recording
"Talk to Me" Recording
"Precious is HIs Love" Recording
"Canal Street Blues" Recording
"Just in Time" Recording
Kim is featured backing vocals on "The Fragile" NIN Recording
Singles featured "Into the Void" & "The Day the Whole Went Away"
Bill is the guitarist for Allen Toussaint recording "The Jazzity Project"



About the Duo 

Kim Prevost and guitarist Bill Solley have been racing the high road to success since winning the 1999 “BET on Jazz” Vocal Discovery Award.

Individually and together, they’ve performed with musical greats such as Arturo Sandoval, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Nicholas Payton, Nine Inch Nails, Oleta Adams,  Nick the Nightfly, Kirk Covington, Chris Maresh, Ed Calle, Kirk Whalum, Sammy Figaroa, Terrence Howard, and Allen Toussaint. They share a collaborative recording with Munich Records recording artist Amina Figarova. Both artists are natives of the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans. 


They have appeared at numerous festivals and have toured extensively from England to the Netherlands, Japan, Denmark, Brazil, South Africa, Argentina, Germany the United States with plenty of stops in between. They are repeat performers at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. With five musical releases, the latest release entitled “Sky High", the musical duo have received critical acclaim from numerous publications including Jazz Times, Just Jazz Guitar,,  Katy Magazine, Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine and Offbeat. Kim and Bill can also be seen in the recent nationwide documentary released film, “No Cross, No Crown.”

More About Kim and Bill

Kim Prevost is an accomplished vocalist and songwriter. She has worked in all facets of the entertainment industry. She began singing as a child,in church choirs,where she performed duets with the pastor,her father. In addition to completing formal dance training,she also worked extensively as a model for companies such as Saks Fifth Avenue. Throughout her college years,she continued pursuing a degree in theater and communications and she performed local leading roles of productions such as Dream Girls,West Side Story and many more. Additional credits include 1999 B.E.T on Jazz discovery winner,several television commercials and a dancer for MTV show special NFL Jams. She was chronicled in a featured documentary about her family gospel roots entitled Full Circle Journey back to Gospel . Kim is a featured vocalist on The Fragile of Trent Reznors Nine Inch Nails.

Bill Solley has performed at numerous clubs and festivals around the world. Bill is well versed in Be Bop,Fusion,Funk and Brazilian music but, his forte is accompanying many of the fine Jazz singers across the country including his wife Kim Prevost. Bill continues to teach at the Cinco Ranch Conservatory of music in Katy,Texas. His credits include 1999 B.E.T on Jazz discovery winner,performances and or recordings with Arturo Sandoval,Terri Lynn Carrington, Bobby McFerrin,Bill Summers(Head Hunters),Amina Figarova,Dave Valentine,Stanley Jordan,Paul Wertico, and Allen Toussaint.

Bill was proud to take part in the blockbuster film RAY in which he was guitar instructor to Oscar nominated actor Terrence Howard.

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