3. Kirk Whalum Career
Kirk’s career began in the early 1980s when he joined the group The Rippingtons and toured with them for two years. During this time, he also released his debut solo album titled Floppy Disk in 1985. In 1988, he released his second album titled And You Know That! which featured a duet with Bob James and was nominated for a Grammy Award.
In 1992, Kirk released his third album For You which featured a duet with Whitney Houston and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This album also won him his first Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. He then went on to release three more albums over the next decade which were all critically acclaimed and won him another Grammy Award in 2003 for Best Gospel Song.
Throughout his career, Kirk has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in music such as Luther Vandross, George Duke, Quincy Jones, Kenny G., Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, and many others. He has also been featured on several soundtracks including Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back and The Prince of Egypt among others.
4. Kirk Whalum Biography
Kirk Whalum is an American jazz saxophonist and songwriter who has a net worth of $3 million dollars. Born on July 11th 1958 in Memphis Tennessee to Kenneth and Marilyn Whalum, Kirk started playing piano at age 6 and picked up saxophone at age 12 after being inspired by his older brother Kevin who was already an accomplished musician. After graduating high school in 1976 he attended Texas Southern University where he studied music theory and composition.
His career began in the early 1980s when he joined The Rippingtons and toured with them for two years before releasing his debut solo album Floppy Disk in 1985 followed by And You Know That! (1988) which was nominated for a Grammy Award. In 1992 Kirk released For You featuring a duet with Whitney Houston which went gold and won him his first Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance as well as three more albums over the next decade winning him another Grammy Award in 2003 for Best Gospel Song. Throughout his career he has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music such as Luther Vandross, George Duke, Quincy Jones Kenny G., Al Jarreau Chaka Khan among others while being featured on several soundtracks including Waiting to Exhale How Stella Got Her Groove Back The Prince of Egypt among others.
5. Kirk Whalum Height & Weight
Kirk stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall (178 cm) while weighing approximately 160 lbs (73 kg). His hair is dark brown while eyes are brown as well. His zodiac sign is Cancer
6. Date Of Birth Of Kirk Whalum
Kirk was born on July 11th 1958 making him 62 years old as of 2020
7.Kirk Whalum Nationality
Kirk is an American citizen born in Memphis Tennessee