The will be a SANTA BARBARA JAZZ WORKSHOP this year 2017, July 11-14. There is a new website up which I'm building which will have all the information about this workshop. It is mostly for grown-ups and young adults. High school and college students will be considered as well.

I have a new blog where I give some current views on jazz and music in general. Here's the link

Our newest CD release, "Artistry," was nominated for a Grammy award in 2014. Category: Arranging; selection: "Invitation"
The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra: "Artistry" - a Tribute to Stan Kenton (on the MAMA label)

On that subject, Clay Jenkins and I have a new CD that is on the verge of being released by Jazz Compass label. It's a septet with almost all originals by Clay and myself (plus my arrangement of a Chick Corea tune). It has mainly our group from earlier CDs: Joe La Barbera (drums), Trey Henry (bass), Joey Sellers (trombone), and this time Reggie Thomas (piano), and Will Brahm (guitar). Stay tuned for the release date. The CD title is "Inner Spirit."

.Just want you to know I have recently finished composing music for a new original Musical Theater work. It's called
"Tokyo Rose-The Musical."
We are shopping it now. The website is up. If you have any interest in hearing some of it, please go to:
There are 7 songs (of the 23 in the show) and a sampler medley that you can listen to as videos. You can read a Synopsis and all about the show and creators.

The sad news is the death of my jazz mentor and muse, jazz alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano,who passed away in Cologne, Germany on June 16, 2009.