Kim Paterson got into music at a young age, latin music, blues, jazz & rock.
Kim started trumpet & drums age 14, "before long I was playing with people like Mike Nock, Dave Mcrae, Alan Broadbent, Frank Gibson, Brian Smith. went to Australia age 22 started playing a lot with great alto Bernie Mcgann & all best Aust jazz players. found out about Avatar Meher Baba in Aust which got me away from drugs & saved my life. toured Aust many times with rock & soul bands.
In Phillipines for 6mnths with 11 piece soul band. went to Hong Kong for 1year contract to Hilton hotel, met my wife there, stayed on to work local club with great brazilian pianist Antonio de Oliviera. back to Aust to do studio & film work & tours with top Aust artists. jammed on gigs with a lot of American artists from Ray Charles band, Count Basie band, Diana Ross band, Santana, John Mayall band (Blue Mitchell & Red Holloway) & many others as well as playing with all the top Aust players- it was a very fertile time for me!
Came back to NZ to have a family, hooked up again with Frank Gibson formed a band with him, we did many albums tours TV shows broadcasts etc. My own band first CD in 97. played on many other peoples CD's over the years.
Working on 3 Cd projects of my own at present- one with Mike Nock, Two with American artists. Well known artists I have worked with over the years- Mike Nock, Bobby Shew, Ritchie Cole, Billy Harper, Alan Broadbent, Russ Garcia, Mark Levine, Nathan Haines, Bernie Mcgann, Frank Gibson, Brian Smith, Mark de Clive Lowe, Miguel Fuentes (Miles, George Benson, Grover Washington).
Jazz festivals played include - Auckland JF, Wellington JF,Rotorua JF, Christchurch JF, Kerikeri JF, Whangarei JF, Sydney JF, Manly JF,Singapore JF, Nambassa rock festival. Thats about enough name dropping for now! I better do some practice so I can back it up !! Love, Kim.