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Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announce the release of the “Rhythm” Visual by INDYGO. The music video project is currently available to stream on the Coast 2 Coast website. This visual was co-written and produced with the help of A Good Stewart Production and Tony Bobalik.

Kimberly Williams, also known as INDYGO, was born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago. She participated in musical groups, like the school choir, from elementary school onward, but learned her real talent as a singer in Junior High. INDYGO continued to get involved doing solo performances, joining the marching band, and performing in show choirs. Kimberly went on to Western Illinois University earning her Master of Arts Degree in Public Communication and Broadcasting in 1993 with an emphasis on television production and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music in 1990 with an emphasis on vocal performance. She has since worked with a number of recording artists and producers and continues to pen lyrics, create melodies, and develop the gifts that make room for her.

With her smooth vocals and sultry sounding voice, INDYGO provokes the listener’s attention off the first note. To her professional credit, INDYGO has performed on jingles for McDonald's, Wrigley's, TJMS and Oprah's theme song "Get with the Program", just to name a few. Connecting with the music industry duo Butch and Brenda Stewart was an integral part of putting together her music video for “Rhythm”. Infused with a classical jazz beat, and sensual undertones, INDYGO’s voice seems to glide over the music like a leaf floating down the river. Be sure to follow INDYGO and her future endeavors on Twitter at @MOOD_INDYGO or on her facebook page.

- Chicago, IL (PRWEB) (Sep 12, 2014)

Chicago Vocalist Travels with Alma Mater

Chicago vocalist Kimberly Wilson '90, MS '93, delighted audiences across Germany and Spain as the featured singer during WIU Jazz Studio Orchestra's 20-day, 11-performance tour of Europe in June. Her stylings of America the Beautiful, Only You, Deedle's Blues, Louisiana Sunday Afternoon and Fly Me to the Moon, among other jazz standards, were a hit with the European crowds.

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Wilson has been the feature vocalist with the award-winning WIU Jazz Studio Orchestra (JSO) since 1993, including performing on JSO's compact disc The Third Degree, released on the Sea Breeze Vista label. She is featured on Please Send Me Someone to Love and I Got Rhythm on the CD which received a four-star review in Downbeat Magazine.

The seven-year member of the gospel choir Visions: A Choral Ministry of Chicago and background vocalist for the Oprah show jingle, says her "professional dreams are sky high."

"I'm going to get a recording contract and write music. I really want to achieve longevity as a vocalist and writer in R&B, gospel and jazz," Wilson said. "It's like what I wrote in a song: 'I have a dream with my name on it; it's just waiting for me.'" She has a single dance mix chart out in Chicago titled Get My Groove On.

Just before the JSO European tour, Wilson learned she had been accepted as a full publisher in the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Her company name is E'nuff Said. She also is a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

"I'm so grateful for creativity and imagination; you can go as far as your mind takes you," Wilson said. "I'm a dreamer, and I've got that drive."

WESTERN NEWS - FALL 1997

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Studio Orchestra Wilson Tours Europe with WIU Jazz

Chicago vocalist Kimberly Wilson, a Western Illinois University alumna, sand with the WIU Jazz Studio Orchestra on it's 20-day, 11-performance tour of Europe in June.

Wilson, a 1990 bachelor's degree graduate in public communication and broadcasting, delighted audiences across Germany and Spain with her styling to "Amerrica the Beautiful," "Only You," "Deedle's Blues," "Louisiana Sunday Afternoon" and "Fly Me to the Moon," among other jazz standards.

She also was a hit, and hero, for the 57-member touring group especially after she foiled a robbery attempt on JSO's bus in Barcelona.

Wilson has been the featured vocalist with the award-winning WIU Jazz Studio Orchestra since 1993, including performing on JSO's compact disc "The Third Degree," released on the Sea Breeze Vista Label. She is featured on "Please Send Me Someone to Love" and "I Got Rhythm" on the CD, which received a four-star review in the October 1995 issue of Downbeat Magazine.

"The Third Degree" was JSO's second CD. Its firs, "Jazz at the Crossroads," earned a 1994 Grammy nomination in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance category.

The seven-year member of the gospel choir Visions: A Choral Ministry of Chicago and background vocalist for the Oprah show jingle, Wilson says her professional dreams are sky high.

"I'm going to get a recording contract and write music. I really want to achieve longevity as a vocalist and writer in R&B, gospel and jazz," Wilson said. "It's like what I wrote in a song: 'I have a dream with my name on it; it's just waiting for me.'" She has a single dance mix chart out in Chicago titled Get My Groove On.

Just before the JSO European tour, Wilson learned she had been accepted as a full publisher in the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Her company name is "E'nuff Said." She also is a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

"I'm so grateful for creativity and imagination; you can go as far as your mind takes you."

SOUTH SUBURBAN - Week of Aug. 21, 1997

Chicago vocalist Kimberly Wilson has been the featured vocalist with the Western Illinois University Jazz Studio Orchestra since 1993, performing on the band's album The Third Degree, released on the Sea Breeze Vista label. She is featured on "Please Send Me Someone to Love" and "I Got Rhythm" on the CD, which received a four-star review in the October 1995 issue of Down Beat magazine. She's even a featured background vocalist on the Oprah show jingle.

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In the summer of 1997, the Western Illinois University alumna sang with the WIU Jazz Studio Orchestra on its 20-day, 11-performance tour of Europe, delighting audiences across Germany and Spain with her styling to "America the Beautiful," "Only You," "Deedle's Blues," "Louisiana Sunday Afternoon" and "Fly Me to the Moon," among other jazz standards.

COFAC- Alum Wilson releases Children’s Album

WIU alum Kimberly Wilson, MA Public Communication and Broadcasting 1993; BA Music 1990, has released a children’s album entitled Love, Love, Love.  The album was released in April, 2010 and is getting the attention of industry executives.  This album features music for kids AND the kid in you.

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The album is available on CD Baby, DigStation, iTunes, iLike, CD Universe, and other digital media.  To learn more about this WIU alum and read about her time as a music major, please visit www.kiwimelodies.com.

- COFAC (Jun 10, 2010)