Kim is back - Kim Hoorweg (1992) was introduced to Trijntje Oosterhuis already at a young age, by her father, jazz pianist Erwin Hoorweg. Trijntje inspired Kim to sing jazz songs. At the age of fourteen, Universal Music offered her a record contract which made her the ‘youngest female artist ever’ on Verve. In 2007 her first cd, "Kim is Back" was released after which she performed at The North Sea Jazz Festival and with Trijntje Oosterhuis and the Metropole Orchestra, in the Heineken Music Hall.
2nd CD: "My Recipe for a Happy Life" - In 2009 her second CD album "My Recipe for a Happy Life" is released, also on Verve. In the mean time, she has grown into a singer who writes all her songs by herself and manages to get musical giants like Prince-keyboard player Chance Howard, Candy Dulfer, Trijntje Oosterhuis and Perquisite to perform with her on her second CD. Her CD is very well received by the press. | Oor: "This really belongs to the top. Kim is going to be very big." | HP de Tijd: " A great voice and a top-of-the-bill band.” | Jazz Magazine: "Surprising, fresh, mature and convincing"
Concerts - In the meantime Kim is performing frequently, with different line-ups. She performs at the BIMHUIS, the Lantaren-Venster and at the Concertgebouw and tours theaters across the country with her own programme. She is featured as the main act at many well-known festivals, like The Hague Jazz, Grolsch International Jazz Festival, Jazz in Duketown, Amersfoort Jazzfestival and IJsseljazz.
Collaborations - She performs with hip-hop band ‘de Kernkoppen’, she is invited by the Magogo Chamber Orchestra as guest solist and performs a.o. with Jazz musicians Karel Boehlee, Hans Vroomans, Tom Beek, Eric van der Westen, Rik Mol, Martin Verdonk, Milan Bonger and Tollak Ollestad.
Bongomatik - Since 2008 she is a founding member of Bongomatik. This latin-jazz formation for which she writes several songs, releases its debut CD album in 2010 and performs a.o. at the Dunya Festival and the Afro Latino Festival in Belgium.
Raul Midón - In 2010 she travels to the USA where she is invited by Raul Midón. This collaboration results into a few own songs and a joint performance at the Pulsation Festival in Nancy. They are currently collaborating on the production of a new album which is probably releasing in the spring of 2013.
The Houdini's - In the same year (2010) Kim visits singer Catherine Russell in New York City, for the preparation of a tour with The Houdini's featuring Peggy Lee’s repertoire. After this successful tour Kim is offered a contract with Challenge Records. Her new CD "Why Don't You Do Right", with songs by Peggy Lee will be released September 2, 2011. The Houdini's and Kim will also perform during the 2011-2012 season at theaters and festivals.