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ARTIST ID: 16467

Kim Carper, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, relocated to Charlotte in 1997 to pursue a career in singing. After attaining a Bachelors degree in music education, Kim went on to earn her Masters of Music in vocal performance at UNCG.

For ten years, Kim's work as a professional jazz and blues singer has earned her invitations to perform at numerous prestigious festivals and events such as Great Grapes, Charleston Food and Wine Festival, and the grand opening of Charlotte's Neiman Marcus. Kim also sings regularly at numerous Charlotte staples such as Providence Cafe, Brio, Blue, The Westin and Bonterra.

With roots in classical music, Kim's transition to jazz and blues standards progressed into an even broader spectrum of music by artists such as Sting, Sade, Cassandra Wilson, The Band, Bonnie Raitt, and Norah Jones. Her versatility as a singer allows her to perform many different styles of music and win crowds over with her unique arrangements.

Kim currently performs with such local greats as guitarists Van Sachs and Tom Billotto, bassists Gerard Benson and Rob Brendle, keyboardist Mark Stallings, and drummers Donnie Marshall and Chris Garges.

Print Song List

B.B.King - Since I Fell for You
B.B.King - Stormy Monday
B.B.King - Thrill is Gone
Bessie Smith - St. Louis Blues
Bonnie Raitt - Love Me Like A Man
Bonnie Raitt - Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On
Denise LaSalle - Down Home Blues
Diana Krall - A Ghost of a Chance
Diana Krall - Besame Mucho
Diana Krall - Do Nothin’ ‘Til You Hear From Me
Diana Krall - How Deep is the Ocean
Diana Krall - I Don’t Know Enough About You
Diana Krall - I Remember You
Diana Krall - I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Diana Krall - Lost Mind
Diana Krall - My Love
Diana Krall - Peel Me a Grape
Diana Krall - Temptation
Diana Krall - The Gentle Rain
Diana Krall - The Look of Love
Diana Krall - They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Diana Krall - You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E
Nat King Cole - Route 66
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Nat King Cole - When Sunny Gets Blue
Ray Charles - Nighttime is the Right Time
Ray Charles - Unchain My Heart

  • 70s Dance
    Al Green - Let’s Stay Together
    Al Green - Love and Happiness
    Carol King - It’s Too Late
    Eric Clapton - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
    Eric Clapton - Sunshine of Your Love
    Tina Turner - I Can’t Stand the Rain
    Tina Turner - What’s Love Got to do with it
    Van Morrison - Moondance
    Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey
    Wilson Picket - Mustang Sally
  • 90's and Today
    Bonnie Raitt - I Can't Make You Love Me
    Bonnie Raitt - Silver Lining
    Carly Simon - My Romance
    Eva Cassidy - Time After Time
    Eva Cassidy - Time After Time
    Eva Cassidy - Wayfaring Stranger
    Eva Cassidy - Wayfaring Stranger
    Nickel Creek - Should've Known Better
    Nickel Creek - Should’ve Known Better
    Norah Jones - Cold Cold Heart
    Norah Jones - Cold Cold Heart
    Norah Jones - Come Away with Me
    Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
    Norah Jones - Don't Know Why
    Norah Jones - Don’t Know Why
    Norah Jones - Sunrise
    Norah Jones - Sunrise
    Sting - Fields of Gold
    Sting - Fields of Gold
    Sting - Fragile
    Sting - Fragile
    Sting - When We Dance
    Sting - When We Dance
  • Blues
    BB King - Since I Fell For You
    BB King - Stormy Monday
    BB King - Thrill Is Gone
    Bessie Smith - Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On
    Bessie Smith - St Louis Blues
    Bonnie Raitt - Love Me Like a Man
    Denise LaSalle - Down Home Blues
    Peggy Lee - All Right, Okay, You Win
    Peggy Lee - Fever
    Peggy Lee - Hallelujah I Just Love Him So
    Peggy Lee - Why Don't You Do Right Time
    Ray Charles - Nighttime is the Right Time
    Ray Charles - Unchain My Heart
  • Jazz and Instrumental
    Billie Holiday - Man of Mine
    Billie Holiday - Can’t Help Lovin’ That
    Billie Holiday - Don’t Explain
    Billie Holiday - God Bless the Child
    Billie Holiday - It Had to be You
    Billie Holiday - Lover Man
    Billie Holiday - Moonglow
    Ella Fitzgerald - All of Me
    Ella Fitzgerald - But Not for Me 
    Ella Fitzgerald - Caravan
    Ella Fitzgerald - I’m Beginning to See the Light 
    Ella Fitzgerald - I’ve Got the World on a String 
    Ella Fitzgerald - Laura
    Ella Fitzgerald - Love For Sale
    Ella Fitzgerald - Misty
    Ella Fitzgerald - Nice Work if You Can Get It
    Ella Fitzgerald - Our Love is Here to Stay
    Ella Fitzgerald - Solitude
    Ella Fitzgerald - Someone to Watch Over Me
    Ella Fitzgerald - Yesterdays
    Etta James - At last
    Etta James - The Man I Love
    Frank Sinatra - All or Nothing at All
    Frank Sinatra - All the Things You Are
    Frank Sinatra - Aqua de beber
    Frank Sinatra - Come Rain or Come Shine
    Frank Sinatra - Embracable You
    Frank Sinatra - I Get a Kick Out of You
    Frank Sinatra - It Had to be You
    Frank Sinatra - Night and Day
    Frank Sinatra - One for My Baby
    Frank Sinatra - Strangers in the Night
    Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
    Frank Sinatra - You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
    Mel Torme - Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
    Mel Torme - Lullabye of Birdland
    Peggy Lee - Right Time
    Peggy Lee - All Right, Okay, You Win
    Peggy Lee - Fever
    Peggy Lee - Hallelujah I just Love Him So
    Peggy Lee - Why Don’t You Do
    Sarah Vaughn - My Funny Valentine
    Sarah Vaughn - Tenderly
    Tony Bennett - A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
    Tony Bennett - Fly Me to the Moon
    Tony Bennett - Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
  • Jazz Standards
    Billie Holiday - Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine
    Billie Holiday - Don't Explain
    Billie Holiday - God Bless The Child
    Billie Holiday - It Had To Be You
    Billie Holiday - Lover Man
    Billie Holiday - Moonglow
    Diana Krall - A Ghost of a Chance
    Diana Krall - Besame Mucho
    Diana Krall - Do Nothin' 'Til You Hear From Me
    Diana Krall - How Deep is the Ocean
    Diana Krall - I Don't Know Enough About You
    Diana Krall - I Remember You
    Diana Krall - I've Got You Under My Skin
    Diana Krall - L-O-V-E
    Diana Krall - Lost Mind
    Diana Krall - My Love
    Diana Krall - Peel Me a Grape
    Diana Krall - Temptation
    Diana Krall - The Gentle Rain
    Diana Krall - The Look of Love
    Diana Krall - They Can't Take That Away From Me
    Diana Krall - You're Geeting To Be A Habit With Me
    Ella Fitzgerald - All of Me
    Ella Fitzgerald - But Not for Me
    Ella Fitzgerald - Caravan
    Ella Fitzgerald - I'm Beginning To See The Light
    Ella Fitzgerald - I've Got the World on a String
    Ella Fitzgerald - Laura
    Ella Fitzgerald - Love For Sale
    Ella Fitzgerald - Misty
    Ella Fitzgerald - Nice Work If You Can Get It
    Ella Fitzgerald - Our Love is Here  to Stay
    Ella Fitzgerald - Solitude
    Ella Fitzgerald - Someone to Watch Over Me
    Ella Fitzgerald - Yesterdays
    Etta James - At Last
    Etta James - The Man I Love
    Frank Sinatra - All or Nothing at All
    Frank Sinatra - All the Things You Are
    Frank Sinatra - Aqua de beber (Drinking Water)
    Frank Sinatra - Come Rain or Come Shine
    Frank Sinatra - Embracable You
    Frank Sinatra - I Get a Kick Out of You
    Frank Sinatra - It Had To Be You
    Frank Sinatra - Night and Day
    Frank Sinatra - One For My Baby
    Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
    Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
    Frank Sinatra - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
    Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
    Mel Torme - Don't Get Around Much Anymore
    Mel Torme - Lullabye of Birdland
    Nat King Cole - Route 66
    Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
    Nat King Cole - When Sunny Gets Blue
    Sarah Vaughn - My Funny Valentine
    Sarah Vaughn - Tenderly
    Tony Bennett - A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
    Tony Bennett - Fly Me to the Moon
    Tony Bennett - Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
  • Motown
    Al Green - Let's Stay Together
    Al Green - Love and Happiness
    Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
    Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
    Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
    Martha & The Vandellas - Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
    Martha & The Vandellas - Heatwave
    Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues
    Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me
    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay
    Patsy Cline - Crazy
    Patsy Cline - Walkin' After Midnight
    Ray Charles - Cry Me A River
    Ray Charles - Georgia
    Ray Charles - Here We Go Again
    Ray Charles - When Your Lover Has Gone
    Sam & Dave - Hold on I'm Coming
    Stevie Wonder - Creepin'
    Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing
    Stevie Wonder - Overjoyed
    Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
    Stevie Wonder - Superstition
    Temptations - Just My Imagination
    Temptations - The Way You Do the Things You Do
    The Chiffons - One Fine Day
    The Miracles - You've Really Go a Hold on Me
    The Nylons - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
    The Young Rascals - Groovin'
    Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
  • Motown, R&B, Soul
    Eddie Floyd - Knock on Wood
    Patsy Cline - Crazy
    Patsy Cline - Dock of the Bay
    Patsy Cline - Walkin’ After Midnight
    Ray Charles - Cry Me a River
    Ray Charles - Georgia
    Ray Charles - Here We Go Again
    Ray Charles - When your Lover Has Gone
    The Chiffons - One Fine Day
  • Retro 70's and 80's
    Carol King - It's Too Late
    Chaka Khan - Summertime
    Chaka Khan - Tell Me Something Good
    Eric Clapton - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
    Eric Clapton - Sunshine of Your Love
    Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle
    Tina Turner - I Can't Stand the Rain
    Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
    Van Morrison - Moondance
    Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey

Private Party

I thought that the Kim Carper Quartet was absolutely fabulous and a perfect choice for our party. I had so many compliments on the group. One friend from DC commented that she thought they were just great. I've also received several emails and phone calls and most people have mentioned how much they enjoyed Kim's group. Aundrea at The Duke Mansion said that they have played there before and they always do an excellent job. They had the right look for the party and setting, and their music level and songs choices were right on. They played more background music in the early part, and then we asked them to notch it up a level, which they did. We actually extended them for another 30 minutes over the planned time. I also liked the fact that they have such a large repertoire of songs. Kim has a wonderful voice and is very professional. All of their training and experience shines through. She understands the crowd and knows exactly how to interact. They were very gracious when my 91 year old Uncle wanted to sing (of course he was an ex professional musician as well, so it worked).   I would highly recommend them. Also they were prompt and efficient with setting up. They were the perfect touch to a wonderful evening. -Jane H.

Kimberly Carper Band