Kim is a seasoned performer with a performance and recording resume that spans the globe. Born and raised in Canada, she has become an accomplished pianist and vocalist by honing her skills through initial classical training, followed by extensive Jazz studies in Edmonton Alberta. Her international career has spanned the globe, from Japan to Switzerland and Germany, as well as across Canada.
Since returning to Canada, she has reintroduced herself to Jazz audiences through the Calgary music scene in a variety of positions: as a jazz vocalist and pianist, a guest pianist for the Fox Big Band, as the featured vocalist with the Summit and Prime Time Big Bands. Kim has also recently reestablished her musical relationship with Bill Ladick from her days living in Osaka, Japan, pursuing jazz and R&B inspired music. Most recent concerts in Calgary have also included performances with local artists including Dave Edgar (sax), Rod Schmidt (piano), Jeremy Coates (bass), Malcolm Page (drums), Stephano Valdo (bass), John Gray (bass), Bill Ladick (guitar) to name just a handful.
In the early 90's Kim took her talents overseas to Japan where she became a staple performer for the Hilton International Hotel in Osaka, while performing at various concerts and events throughout the Kansai region with her own trio, as well as a guest artist with touring acts and for recording sessions, While in Japan, she met and collaborated with Bill Ladick on a few music projects including concert sponsored by Japan Airlines and FM cocolo . The mid 90's saw Kim moving her now established talents to Europe. Frankfurt Germany became her base from 1999 to 2007, where she performed regularly at the Hotel Intercontinental and the Sheraton Airport Hotel while also performing in concert at the Stalburg Theatre and Romanfabric. Kim also gained a position as head vocal instructor at Frankfurt Musikverkstadt (Frankfurt State Academy for Jazz Music) and was an adjudicator for jazz vocalists challenging German national exams for a degree in Jazz Pedagogue.
Kim also offers piano and vocals lessons both privately and at Music & Play in SW Calgary.
Art type: Live Music
Music type: Cover Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Home base: Calgary
Appeals most (but not limited) to: Jazz lovers, all ages but not limited to 30+, creative new music with jazz, R&B and jazz-inspired pop arrangements.