Kimberly Ann Covington
Kimberly Covington was born in New Jersey; She is the daughter of a gospel singer and pastor of a Baptist church. She started singing in the church choir at five and joined as lead singer at twelve. She graduated from the Trenton Conservatory (one of her teachers was the pianist Kenny Barron), and after her first Jazz experiences in Philadelphia she started her solo singing career in tours in the Untied States, Caribbean, Asia and Hawaii. She has sung with the greatest artists of the contemporary R&B and Soul music scene such as: Gloria Gaynor (her godmother), Chaka Khan, Billy Paul and BiBi King. She then moved to Paris where she started to play concerts and where she met people like Luc Plamando, Charles Aznavour and Riccardo Cocciante; it was at the Elysee that she was awarded for her artistic commitment by the French Minister of Culture. She has recorded various single and albums in France and Holland. She also sang with Michael Bublé during his Italian tour. She is a spokesperson for PAM-WFP (a World Food Programme belonging to the United Nations) that fights world hunger.