A warm and sexy jazz duo, Kim and Ron offer intimate jazz sounds from the early swing era to Bossa Nova and even some light contemporary. Collectively, Kim and Ron have played all over the U.S., jazz houses to big stages. Inspirations include Ella, Elvis, Ben E. King, Nina Simone, Sting, Kurt Elling, and more. Kim and Ron use Jazz as their platform, but jump into many seas with polish and passion.
Kim was a 2017 Seattle-Kobe Jazz Vocalist finalist, and in her "former life" had a successful musical theatre and cabaret career. She's played 5th Ave., Benaroya Hall, Village Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, and currently sings in Seattle jazz clubs, restaurants, and hotels. Kim's sounds come from a unique intersection of classical, musical theatre and jazz, all of which are deeply seated in her musical roots. She was singing before she could speak and music has always been her home. She loves to arrange and push the envelope on creativity, offering dynamic and incredibly intimate interpretations. Kim’s voice is highly versatile, and her stage presence dynamic. She swings effortlessly between the jazz and contemporary repertoire and is known for her ability to deeply connect with her audience. A true entertainer, Kim has been known to "work the room" while singing with her wireless mic, effortlessly breaking the fourth wall and bringing the music right to the people.
Ron Peters is, according to Just Jazz Guitar magazine, a great jazz guitarist who has the ability to play sensitive and melodic solos, and is wonderful at developing a high level of intimacy and creativity in his playing, with unrestrained imagination. As well as being the warm and spicy guitar of "Maguire & Peters," Ron free lances for many top acts here in Seattle, and has played for The Manhattan Transfer, Pearl Django, Kate Voss, Stephanie Porter, and many others. An alumnus of the famous Berklee School of music, Ron had the honor of studying with the great Joe Pass, among many other gifted musicians.