Frank Marshall Kimbrough Jnr., 2 November 1956, Roxboro, North Carolina, USA. Kimbrough began playing piano as a very small child and took lessons from the age of seven. He played with several local bands before becoming resident in New York in 1981, where he spent many years playing piano in some obscurity even though he was a winner in the 1985 Great American Jazz Piano Competition. At the end of the decade, however, he teamed up with a rich variety of fellow musicians, appearing in a prominent role at live and studio gigs. Among these other artists and groups were Ben Allison, Michael Blake, the Jazz Composers Collective, Joe Locke, Ted Nash and Maria Schneider, with whom he toured internationally, appearing also on her 1996 Grammy nominated Coming About. With the Collective, which he co-leads with Allison, he has been prominent in well-received projects paying tribute to the music of Andrew Hill, Lennie Tristano and Herbie Nichols. Kimbrough was recipient of a...