Tara Kimes

Tara Kimes

BandPopJazz

Neo-soul/jazz/piano-folk/rock Tara is wholeheartedly dedicated to the groove, and the music is an interpretation of her love for all styles- she explores everything from latin jazz to motown to reggae to rock. Vocally raw and vulnerable, her lyrics come from the heart.

Biography

Funky piano grooves, dark trance-fusion, soulful ballads and whatever else suits the mood. Whether at coffee shops, festivals, or dark smokey torch-lit bars, Tara remains positively persistant on the quest for truth through performing and living music.
She studied under Ernie Chavarrea, one of Phoenix's most respected piano players who toured with James Brown, Natalie Cole, and Tito Puente, among others.
Some of her favorite inspirations are:
Medeski Martin and Wood
Miles Davis and Bill Evans
John Coltrane
Joni Mitchell
Herbie Hancock
Rachelle Ferrell
Sheila Chandra
Tori Amos
Nellie McKay
Citizen Cope
Jamiroquai
Stevie Wonder
Serpentfly
The Flaming Lips
Joules Graves

Discography

EP "Kaleidoscope" (7 songs)

Set List

Setlist: (45 min. to 2 hours)
originals:
Runnin'
Simple
Dead Weight
Kaleidoscope
Find Myself
Fear
Rediscover
Break
Love is Free
No Use
Motionless
Ancient Whispers
Wake up
Place Inside
Deep Awake
On My Way
Vacant Streets
Hazy
winter song
New Again
Grasp
Desire
Fireflies
As One
Reach
Monkey Mind
Swaying

covers:
Detour Ahead
My Foolish Heart
Angry Johnny
My Favorite Things
The Other Woman
Don't Mean a Thing
I'm Glad There is You
Natural Woman
Killing Me Softly
Cry Me a River
The Night We Called it a Day
King of Sorrow
Stormy Monday
For Free
Summertime
At Last
Feelin' Alright