DaScoop On Kem’s Performace At Jazz In The Garden
The recently concluded Third Annual City of Miami Gardens – “Jazz In The Garden” was indeed a success. The two-day music festival, which was held March 15-16 on the grounds of the Dolphins Stadium. Artists appearing at Jazz In The Garden were George Benson, Chaka Khan, The OJays, Wyclef Jean, Nancy Wilson, KEM,George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Chrisette Michele, Mike Phillips, Anthony David, and Elin among other local artists. When I saw the news releases leading up to this concert, I was extremely excited about seeing singer/songwriter Kem. Kem of course, is a talented singer whose music captures a wide cross-section of different genres – R&B/Jazz/Adult Contemporary. Enjoying the success of his sophomore CD – Kem II, he has been staying on the road, touring with the likes of Fantasia, Reuben Stoddard, Al Jarreau, OJays, Nancy Wilson, Boney James among others. Kem says that he has performed in Miami before at the Tom Joyner Sky Show, but the gig with Jazz In The Garden was his first main billing. Appearing on the Sunday’s Show at Jazz In The Garden, Kem gave a stellar performance from start to finish. He performed songs from his debut album as well as his sophomore album. Due to his schedule, I had to catch up with Kem two days after the festival, we talked via telephone, covering topics like how he first started, his advice to up and coming artists, to producing and being knowledgeable about the music business. Kem, who is current working on his new album in the studios, says that this album will be a little different from the others. But it will not be a deviation from who is musically. A full interview with Kem will follow. For more information on Kem, visit his website at . Look out for KEM III – Intimacy when it hit records near you soon.