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Kimberley Locke: “Christmas is Here”

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Get in the holiday spirit with Kimberley Locke’s Album Release Show for “Christmas is Here”!

Kimberley Locke: “Christmas is Here”

Monday, December 13 @ 7pm

$30 cover/$20 minimum

Accompanied by:

The Band EMP3

Eli Menezes: Guitar

Manny Laine, Drums

Patrick Andy, Bass

Kimberley Locke, along with the band EMP3, will celebrate the holidays and the release of the new CD, “Christmas is Here,” on the Birdland stage! The one-night-only event will take place on Monday, December 13 at 7pm.

Auditioning for the 2003 series of TV talent show American Idol was a life-changing decision for Kimberley Locke. She successfully passed the audition and became a fan favorite, eventually placing as second runner-up and setting her on a new career path in the music industry. She signed to Curb Records immediately after her American Idol journey, where she became a successful recording artist and released three full-length albums with the label. Among her many achievements, she’s had eight Top 20 Adult Contemporary hits and four #1 Dance hits across various Billboard charts. Her #1 club hit, a remake of the Freda Payne classic “Band of Gold,” was included on Billboard’s “Top 50 Dance Songs of the Decade” list. She’s also made history as being the only recording artist to score a #1 Christmas song on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart three years in a row.

In 2009, Kimberley parted ways with Curb Records and became the first artist to sign a deal with Randy Jackson’s record label, Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment. Two years later, she announced she was launching her own artist consulting company, I AM Entertainment, LLC. She released her first independent EP album, “Four for the Floor” through I AM Entertainment in July 2011, followed by a cover of “Silver Bells” four months later, and “Finally Free” the following year. Most recently she was seen at the 2016 finale of American Idol, which was watched by around 13 million viewers. At the finale she sang her hugely successful 2004 single “8th World Wonder,” along with additional solo and group performances with other American Idol favorites.

No matter where her entrepreneurial spirit takes her she will always be a singer at heart. In the winter 2019, Kimberley was personally invited by Kristin Chenoweth to perform in her one-woman show For The Girls, where she received her first standing ovation on Broadway. In February of 2020 Kimberley launched her one woman show in NY titled, The Sum of All Parts. The show was co-written with her dear friend David Galligan. Through storytelling and song she takes you on an intimate journey down her very own yellow brick road…from growing up bi-racial, to being swept up into a tornado called American Idol, to finding herself in the music that flowed throughout her life. This show will leave you feeling in awe and inspired while at the same time wanting more. Needless to say, these are two moments that she will never forget.


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December 13
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Birdland Jazz Club
315 W 44th St., New York, NY 10036
New York, NY 10036 US
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