Kim Dunn, Artist of the Week
Runs June 6-10th.
Kim Dunn has been working on a successful music career for 30 years now, with a brief four-year reprieve studying Jazz at ST. FX.
In addition to producing, musical directing and arranging credits, he has worked with the who’s who of East coast artists including, Rita MacNeil, Bruce Guthro, Matt Minglewood, Jimmy Rankin, Lennie Gallant, David Myles, Jill Barber, Dave Gunning, George Canyon, and continues to do so.
In 2003 Kim was the recipient of the first ever MUSICIAN SPECIAL ACHEIVEMENT EAST COAST MUSIC AWARD, given not on the basis of votes but rather a selective process on the part of the Industry – an honor indeed to have been chosen in the year of the awards inception.
After playing on countless cd’s of other artists, Kim has brought his songwriting, and singing to the foreground with his first solo project, ‘Take This Hammer’. His biggest asset has always been versatility and he has implemented this feature prominently on this self-produced debut CD, blending elements of Jazz, Blues, Pop and Folk.
Kim’s latest recording, Inspiration, picks up where Take This Hammer left off. As with its’ predecessor, Inspiration offers listeners an indelible collection of heartfelt, rootsy tunes anchored by a pitch-perfect tenor delivery and incomparable musicianship. This music is made to last and only gets better with each listen.
Kim Dunn & Heather Rankin released their CDs in Sydney on May 14th at the H.A.T.
He has performed his music with SYMPHONY NOVA SCOTIA, has received national exposure on CANADA LIVE, and featured regionally on ATLANTIC AIRWAVES & ALL THE BEST. He has successfully showcased at the EAST COAST MUSIC AWARDS, NOVA SCOTIA MUSIC WEEK, and notably, CONTACT EAST. He has also performed his music at various festivals throughout the country and continues to do so.
Personal highlights include having had the chance to meet and work with Alison Krauss, Peter Gzowski, Philip Glass, and performing at the Montreal Jazz Festival.
Kim has traveled and performed in the United States, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, and has toured extensively throughout Canada. His immediate plans for the future involve doing more shows of his own, but plans to remain actively involved and busy with his other musical ties as well.