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Kim Park is an internationally respected and versatile Jazz Artist. In addition to performing on saxophone, flute and piano, he is also a composer, producer, clinician and educator.

He is the son and protégé of the late John Park, the legendary lead alto saxophonist of the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Kim has performed around the world with Stan Kenton, Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, Stan Getz, Jack Sheldon, Gorge Benson, Mel Torme and many others.

Mr. Park has appeared as soloist at both the National Flute Association and North American Saxophone Alliance Conventions, as well as the Kansas City, Atlanta, and Tulsa Symphonies, plus the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival in 1998.

Kim Park resides in Kansas City, Missouri where his hobbies include poetry, painting, golf, tennis, archery, backpacking, astronomy and various Epicurean and entrepreneurial pursuits.

Yamaha performing artist with Yamaha Corporation of America Band and Orchestral Division

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Adjunct professor of jazz at the University of Missouri at Kansas City



Member of American Federation of Musicians Local 34-627 and International Association of Jazz Educators



Jazz soloist and master class at the National Flute Association Convention, 1994



Jazz soloist and clinician at North American Saxophone Alliance Convention, 1993



Artist in residence with Stan Getz, Stanford University, fall semester, 1988

Representative Recordings: the list...

Performed with:  The Stan Kenton Orchestra, Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, more...

Soloist/Clinician:  Kansas City Symphony, Tulsa Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony and Pops, more...

Accompanied:  Mel Torme,  Rosemary Clooney, Karrin Allyson, more...

Television & Radio Commercials:  Kansas City Chiefs, KC Royals, Worlds of Fun, Jiffy Lube, McDonald's, H&R Block, Pizza Hut, Woodlands, Hollywood Park, Wal-Mart.

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