T.K. Blue, also known as Talib Kibwe, was born in New York City of a Trinidadian mother and Jamaican father. T.K. began playing music at the age of 8 years old on trumpet. After two years his interest shifted to academic and athletic endeavors... He returned to his musical studies in High School while playing the flute.
TK Blue is currently an adjunct professor of jazz history at Montcalir State University.
In fact T.K.Blue is now the official fulltime professor and director of jazz studies at Long Island University-CW Post Campus. His new cd "Follow the North Star" was released last April to critical acclaim and has placed in the top ten on the college jazz charts..." T.K.Blue's Follow The North Star is a marvelous achievement; as an outstanding work of musical art, as a tribute to the indomitable human spirit and as a humbling history lesson for many of us. At the same time, it is accessible to fans of all styles of jazz" --Curtis Davenport, Jazz Improv Magazine NYC July 2008