Kim Nazarian, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Kim Nazarian (front) with New York Voices
Kim Nazarian (center front) with New York Voices

“I don’t really remember the first record that I bought, but I do remember having my own record player when I was a little girl about five or six years old. And I would borrow my parents’ albums. They had a big stack of 33 RPMs, and I was listening to all of their records … Al Hirt, Boots Randolph, Wayne Newton, Brenda Lee and whatever else they had.

At one point in my parents’ career, they owned a little bar and grill that had a jukebox. And I got all of the 45s after they came out of the jukebox. I would listen to every single 45 … both sides. It was one of favorite things to do … to be downstairs playing while I was listening to records. There was always music on the stereo.

I think that, as a musician, half of your education is listening.”

Singer (and Shaker High School grad) Kim Nazarian and the other remembers of Grammy Award-winning jazz vocal quartet New York Voices will lift their voices in concert at Voorheesville High School’s performing arts center at 7:30pm on Friday (February 3). Tix are $25.

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