professional debut in 1956. He studied at the University
of Illinois in the early 1960s. He played in the Air Force big band, Airmen of Note, while serving from 1963-67 in Washington D.C.. He then moved to California and played with Stan Kenton (1967),
Clare Fischer (1968), Louie Bellson (1969-72), Lalo Schifrin (1979), Bob Florence (1979), Les Brown (1989), Bill
Holman (1990), Vinny Golia (1991), Johnny Mandel, Chris Walden .
I sat down with Kim at his home in Hollywood, and had a great conversation about his career, the love for this music called Jazz.
Enjoy this interview with Kim Richmond.
Recorded July 1, 2013