Kim Scanlon

Kim Scanlon is a jazz singer, writer, mentor, expressive arts teacher, and activist. no solos is her pioneering approach to mentoring and artistic practice. Her version of voice yoga, called Murmerations, is a holistic method for the cultivation of voice, musicianship, and community.

Kim has worked with countless groups and individuals and has consulted with a variety of organizations, including Teatro Zinzanni, The Experience Music Project, and the Wilderness Awareness School. 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, expressive arts, eco- and archetypal psychologies. 


She has performed and recorded extensively, and is listed with Compass Records in Nashville. As the founding member of the Seattle-based musical collective, The Palace Thieves, she is devoted to spirited collaboration and the creation of convivial events. She lives in Seattle with her husband and son.

"What must we do

to get to the school of dreams?"

Hélène Cixous

The Palace Thieves

Kim is the founder of The Palace Thieves, a band comprised of seasoned and accomplished 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 tunes are mostly original, the arrangements are thoughtful & lush. It's an intensely collaborative band & they like to engage with guest artists of different stripes & disciplines.


Beginning in the spring of 2019, Palace Thieves will be hosting Oolipop-Ups, regular pop-up concerts.


Contact Kim to sign up for relevant announcements and quarterly audio postcards. 

"Kim, all I need is for you to listen to me with your observant ear." 
C.K., Artist, Coach, Psychotherapist
Site Art

Ceramic head "Blue Bob"
by Joan Hornig

Excerpted drawings & paintings

by Matthew Waddington