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T.K. Blue

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Born to Western world Indian parents and elevated on New York’s Long Isle, Kibwe began using trumpet at age eight. Following a short encounter using the drums and some years from music, he used the flute at 17, after that saxophone. From 1971-1975, he went to New York School, earning a increase main in Music and Mindset. During those years, he examined (within the city’s Jazzmobile plan) with saxophonists Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath, Billy Mitchell, and Ernie Wilkins. From 1977-1980, Kibwe toured with pianist Abdullah Ibrahim; in 1981, he transferred to Paris, where he stayed until 1989. Whilst in Europe, Kibwe produced the T.K. Odyssey, with which he documented his first record, Egyptian Oasis (1986). The group also produced three travels of Africa beneath the auspices from the U.S. STATE DEPT.. Kibwe returned towards the U.S. in 1990; he spent period as musical movie director and highlighted soloist in pianist Randy Weston’s music group. In 1996, Proof Records released Presenting Talib Kibwe. By 2001, Kibwe acquired agreed upon with Arkadia Information. Beneath the moniker T.K. Blue, the saxophonist produced the albums Another Blue and Eye from the Elders; individuals in the periods included a few of New York’s prominent youthful mainstream jazz music artists — Stefon Harris and Eric Reed included in this — in addition to veterans like Joanne Brackeen, Eddie Henderson, and Randy Brecker. Kibwe retains a B.A. from NYU along with a Experts in Music Education from Columbia School.

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Full Name T. K. Blue
Education New York University
Music Songs The Song of Solomon Northup, The Valley of Paradise, A Warm Embrace, Free to Be Me, Ancestral Callings, Southern Rendezvous, Eyes of the Elders, Another Blue, A Single Tear of Remembrance, Valley of Despair, The Township Diary, Follow the North Star, Moods of Parker, He Flew Away Too Soon, Pinnacle of Joy, Egyptian Oasis, Requiem for a Loved 1, Infant Eyes, Donna Lee, Elvin Elpus, Buzzy, Abdoulaye, Resolution, Visa, Dance of Love Never-Ending, 204, Goodbye Is Not 4-Ever, La Petite Fleur, Banlieue Blue, Dream Time, Parisian Memoir, The Capture
Albums Latin Bird, A Warm Embrace, Amour, Follow The North Star, Egyptian Oasis (Talib Kibwe Odyssée)


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#Fact
1 Raised in California's San Gabriel Valley, he was a high school track champion.
2 In 1998 he served as a dialogue coach for Chris Tucker in the film Rush Hour (1998).
3 Worked at Disneyland for a year.
4 Attended Citrus Junior College in Azusa, California.
5 His first regular series role came as the genie Shabu in the ABC sitcom Just Our Luck (1983).
6 Made his TV acting debut in an episode of the NBC series Police Woman (1974) in the early 1970s.
7 Has performed his stand-up comedy routine as the opening act for such music artists as James Brown and Luther Vandross.
8 Won a talent show contest in his hometown by mimicking Bill Cosby's famous Lone Ranger skit.
9 Arrested for car theft and Driving Under the Influence. [November 1991]


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid 1977 TV Movie Justin
Police Woman 1976 TV Series Teen #1
How to Get Away with Murder 2016 TV Series Thelonius
The Jewelry Box 2015 Short Doctor
Love That Girl! 2013 TV Series Imunique's Father
Everybody Hates Chris 2007 TV Series Councilman Johnson
In Justice 2006 TV Series Frank Benner
Domino 2005 Lester Kincaid
The L.A. Riot Spectacular 2005 Rodney
Baadasssss! 2003 Bill Cosby
Jamal the Funny Frog: Beach 2002 TV Short Shark, Oyster #3, Sea
Jamal the Funny Frog: Dentist 2002 TV Short Dentist Lloyd
The Corner 2000 TV Mini-Series Gary McCullough
NYPD Blue 1999 TV Series Ajay Foreman
My Favorite Martian 1999 Lenny
The Nanny 1998 TV Series Ty
The Steve Harvey Show 1996-1998 TV Series T-Bone
The Gregory Hines Show 1998 TV Series Roger Baron
Moesha 1997 TV Series T.K. Smooth
The Cartoon Cartoon Show 1995-1997 TV Series Sledgehammer O'Possum / Lion / Steve / ...
Out and About 1997 TV Short Sledgehammer O'Possum
Space Jam 1996 Monstar Nawt (voice, as TK Carter)
Yesterday's Target 1996 TV Movie Carter
The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat 1995-1996 TV Series Voices
What's Going on Back There!? 1995 TV Short Sledgehammer O'Possum (voice)
George and Junior's Christmas Spectacular 1995 TV Short Steve / Santa (voice)
The Sinbad Show 1993-1994 TV Series Clarence Hull
A Cool Like That Christmas 1993 TV Movie Dead Boy (voice)
A Different World 1993 TV Series Darnell Gaines
Family Matters 1992 TV Series Ty
A Rage in Harlem 1991 Smitty
Polly: Comin' Home! 1990 TV Movie George Dodds
Piece of Cake 1990 TV Movie Lionel
Ski Patrol 1990 Iceman
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1989 TV Series George
Good Morning, Miss Bliss 1988-1989 TV Series Mylo Williams
227 1989 TV Series Gary Hunt
Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 Host (segment "Silly Pate")
He's My Girl 1987 Reggie / Regina
Jem 1985-1987 TV Series Anthony Julian
Jem: Truly Outrageous! 1986 TV Movie Anthony Julian (voice)
Punky Brewster 1985-1986 TV Series Mike Fulton
Runaway Train 1985 Dave Prince
Turbo Teen 1984 TV Series Alex
Carpool 1983 TV Movie Otis Vaughan
Adams House 1983 TV Movie Ronnie
Doctor Detroit 1983 Diavolo Washington
Just Our Luck 1983 TV Series Shabu
The Thing 1982 Nauls
Southern Comfort 1981 Cribbs
Border Pals 1981 TV Movie Officer Lucas Jordan
Underground Aces 1981 Dee Jay
Seems Like Old Times 1980 Chester
Seed of Innocence 1980 Captain
The Hollywood Knights 1980 Do Wopper
The Jeffersons 1978 TV Series Richard
Corvette Summer 1978 Car Washer Employee
Youngblood 1978 Bubba Cosell
The Waltons 1978 TV Series Jodie Foster
Good Times 1977-1978 TV Series Head
Quincy M.E. 1978 TV Series Mojo

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Polly: Comin' Home! 1990 TV Movie performer: "A Distinct Possibility"
Ski Patrol 1990 performer: "Dancing in the Street", "Do You Love Me", "Sea Cruise"
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Doctor Detroit 1983 performer: "Yo Skridlow"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rush Hour 1998 dialogue coach: Mr. Tucker

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series
33rd NAACP Image Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
32nd NAACP Image Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
The 8th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Soul Train 1993 TV Series documentary Himself -Host
The Love Boat Fall Preview Special 1984 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Up in the Club 2013 Comic
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series Nauls

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Actor The Corner (2000)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special The Corner (2000)
2000 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries The Corner (2000)


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