On April 22, 2009, jazz and blues vocalist Kim Nalley was singing at Le Colonial, San Francisco. Myself and many other local Lindy Hop swing dancers were filling the dance floor enjoying Kim’s amazing music. Then at one point Kim asked her grandmother, who she called Gammy, and was visiting from the east coast and with whom Kim was very close to, to join her in a song. They sang the most moving and beautiful rendition of “When The Saints Go Marching In”. It moves me just to think back to that moment. This painting depicts that moment.
Please join Kim and I this Saturday, August 1st, at 10am Pacific on Zoom for The Portrait Conversation.