Kim Scanlon is a jazz singer, writer, mentor, and teacher.
no solos is her approach to artistic practice, voice, poetics, musicianship, and culture.
She works and consults with a wide variety of individuals, groups, and organizations. For over a decade, she was a faculty member at Wisdombridge in San Francisco where she helped to develop programs and curricula combining community development, poetics, eco- and archetypal psychologies.
She's performed and recorded extensively, and is listed with Compass Records of Nashville. Currently artistic director of the musical collective, Palace Thieves, she lives in Seattle with her husband and son.
"Art is the absence of all preaching." Virginia Woolf
The Palace Thieves
Kim is the founder of The Palace Thieves, a band of seasoned Seattle-based musicians:
Kim Scanlon voice
Libby Torrance voice and keyboard
Greg Scott voice and guitar
Julian Smedley voice, violin & guitar
Ben Smith drums
The Thieves are completing a recording—a suite of music about two swans in France. It should be released in early 2023. Send Kim a note if you'd like to be on their list.
For booking & information:
Annie Jamison: 206.650.6316
"Kim, all I need is for you to listen to me with your observant ear."
Ceramic head "Blue Bob"
by Joan Hornig.
Excerpted drawings & paintings
by Matthew Waddington