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Kirk Whalum

Born: Jul 11, 1958

Birthplace: Memphis

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Kirk Whalum

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1958
Birth Place : Memphis

Kirk Whalum is an American smooth jazz saxophonist and songwriter. He toured with Whitney Houston for more than seven years and soloed in her single "I Will Always Love You", the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. Whalum has recorded a series of well received solo albums and film soundtracks, with music ranging from pop to R&B to smooth jazz. Kirk’s musical accomplishments have brought him a total of 12 Grammy nominations. He won his first Grammy award in 2011 for Best Gospel Song alongside lifelong friend and gifted writer, Jerry Peters.


  • Musician
  • Songwriter

Also known as

  • Whalum, Kirk
  • Kirk Walhum


  • Kenneth Whalum Senior


  • Ruby Whalum


  • Kyle Whalum

Awards Won

  • Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song
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