Jazzy-soul, inspirationally lyrical that's Kymberli. Kymberli’s love for music was the impetus for her to pursue a career in this field. During her teens, Kymberli attended Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Later, she continued her musical studies at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, MD. While there, she pursued perfection in the areas of music theory and classical voice. After obtaining her classical foundation, Kymberli decided to broaden her musical experience to include standard and contemporary jazz. She began studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where she received her Bachelor’s of Music Degree in Professional Music.
In 1990 Kymberli moved to California to embark on her professional music career. Kymberli has worked with a number of renowned artists including Tremaine Hawkins, Lalah Hathaway, Walter Beasley and Warren Hill. Her theater credits are Chip Field’s “Sing Me One More Song”, Candace Cole’s “The Anointing,” and the NAACP award winning “Busline 210.” She has performed nationally at venues such as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Apollo Theater, the Berklee Performance Center and the Capital Center (US Air Arena). Her film credits include Gary Hardwick’s “Universal Remote” which was released in 2007. In 2009, Kymberli was a part of the cast in Otis Sallid’s “Gospel, Gospel, Gospel” along with Jim Pickens (of Grey’s Anatomy), Loretta Devine, Rocky Carroll and more. Kymberli was the 2010 winner of the Hollywood Music and Media Award for best Gospel/Inspirational song "I Need You" written and produced by "L.A." Jay Edmonds. She was also nominated for the 2011 Hollywood Music and Media Award for "Beautiful I Am."
In recognition of her distinguished achievements, Kymberli was chosen 1996 Outstanding Woman in the Performing Arts category by the 5th Southern California District Conference of the AME Church Missionary Society. In 2002, she received the Best New Artist Award on The Sheila “O” Show, a syndicated gospel television program aired on the West Coast. In 2002, 2004, and 2005, she was nominated for the LA Black Music Awards Best New Gospel Artist Rising Star.
In 2002, she released her debut album, “No Fear”, an exceptional and pertinent album for the times. In 2003, Kymberli began working with Terry Bolen of “Spiritual Pieces” their collaboration would spawn a new sound in gospel music “Embryolily,” which released their debut album in 2004.
Kymberli completed her first Christmas EP in late November 2016 and her second solo project entitled, "Right Now" is available online at CD Baby. Kymberli can be found on Sunday mornings leading Praise and Worship at Abundant Harvest Lift in Altadena, CA where her Pastor is Anthony McFarland. Kymberli’s foremost desire is be an instrument used by God to encourage, uplift and to make happy all that will listen and hear.