BIOGRAPHY

Kim, a native from Denmark, had already been working as a professional musician since the late 80′s when he was offered a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1994.

Over the years he also studied with a number of eminent contemporary jazz instrumentalists such as Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Rich Perry and Billy Pierce.

After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1996, he relocated to Florida, where he completed his Master degree in Jazz Performance at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

Kim moved to New York City in 2000 and has remained a resident since then.

Kim has done countless performances and touring in the US and Europe as a sideman with other artists as well as leading Kim Bock Quartet and co-leading the organ trio FLOW.

He is also an alumni of the legendary trumpet player Maynard Ferguson’s band, touring extensively back in 2001 and 2003.

Touring with Maynard Ferguson in 2001"Kim Bock is a player that fits into the category of world-famous jazz artists that have passed through my band, to name a few: Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Peter Erskine and Slide Hampton. As my featured tenor saxophone player, Kim displays, night after night, outstanding musicianship with exceptional skills on the saxophone and a deep knowledge of the jazz idiom that makes a truly great jazz artist."

 

 

 

~ Maynard Ferguson

Maynard Fergusson band
Kim Bock with Maynard Fergusson

Kim recorded many albums as a sideman throughout the years. His debut album as a leader was "The Tunnel" recorded in 2002.
 
This was followed by "Secrets" with his Kim Bock Quartet released by SteepleChase in 2006, which received rave reviews and was No.1 on the Jazz with Bob Parlocha's Top 40 chart in 2007. Two years later, in 2008, SteepleChase released another recording by Kim Bock Quartet - "Live in Copenhagen".
In 2010, Kim, organ player Soren Moller and drummer Peter Retzlaff, had their first album under the trio name FLOW, also released on Steeplechase.

Kim's passion with saxophones is beyond playing and making music with it. He is also immensely interested in the instrument itself. Over the years, he travelled to study the art of saxophone repair with highly respected Randy Jones of Tenor Madness.

In 2010, he opened his saxophone repair and sales shop in New York City - KB Saxophone Services (www.kbsax.com).

KB Saxophone Services

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