Kim Kuzma

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Kim Kuzma is a Canadian musician. Her award winning debut CD Contradictions received positive reviews from critics and held the No. 1 spot on the HMV Vancouver indie sales charts for over seven and a half months. Walt Grealis, founder of the Canadian Juno Awards (Canada's equivalent to the Grammys), called Contradictions "pretty powerful stuff".

Discography[edit]

  • Contradictions (1999)
  • It's Christmas (Without You), cd single (2001)
  • Who You Are (2005)
  • A Walk On the Clouds, cd single from the full length CD entitled Les Allumeurs de Reves by Samuel Sixto featuring Kim Kuzma (2006)
  • Meant To Fly, Official Anthem of the 2007 Vancouver BG Triathlon World Cup (2007)
  • Guardian Angels, cd maxi-single (2008)
  • I Am Alive, ep (2010)
  • Acustico (2013)

Career[edit]

Voted Canada's Best Independent Artist in 2001 by fans at http://canadian-music.com, Kuzma continued to build on her career by collaborating with other artists on the studio album, Who You Are released in Fall 2005. Interlaced with the strong, soaring vocals that she is best known for, Who You Are was a bold release from Kuzma. A pulsing collection of remixed pop songs and original dance music, this new album features a remix of Bagdad Café's hit "Calling you", The Beach Boys’ "God only knows" and Kim's originals "I’d Miss You", "Come Along", and "Price You Pay". Recorded at Aureus Studios in San Francisco, by Composer & Producer, Steven Marc Trier (http://www.stevenmarctrier.com), Kuzma explores a side of herself in this album that her fans get to experience during her live shows.

Kuzma has performed solo shows at the Plush Room and Martuni’s, opened the show for legendary singer Harry Belafonte in the Wine Country and shared the stage of the Palace of Fine Arts and The Castro Theatre with the renowned San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. Mister Marcus from the Bay Area Reporter called Kuzma "an absolute hit with the audience", and encouraged his readers to "keep an eye on this name!" Kuzma has also performed live in the PRIDE parade in San Francisco and Vancouver. She often headlines PRIDE and community concerts in her native Canada. Kim has performed for five years as a headliner of the TD Canada Trust Music Davie Day Community Concert in Vancouver.

Awards[edit]

In 2001, Kim won the West Coast Music Award for "Best Independent Release" for her debut CD Contradictions. Kim received five nominations that same year including Best Live Performer and Artist of the Year.

Charts[edit]

  • Kim’s debut CD Contradictions held the No.1 spot on the top of HMV Robson Street’s independent chart for 7.5 months
  • Within only 3 days of its release, Contradictions charted as the No.2 top selling CD on the major charts at HMV, Robson Street, Vancouver
  • The CD stayed in the Top 10 for 3 weeks and the Top 50 for 5 weeks
  • Kim’s in-store performance at HMV Robson Street, Vancouver, drew a record in-store crowd and sold a record number of CD’s for an in-store performance by an independent artist
  • Contradictions was the No. 1 top selling independent CD at HMV Robson Street, Vancouver for 1999 and 2000.
  • The first pressing of Kim’s Contradictions CD sold within the first two weeks of its release.

Press[edit]

  • Canada:
    • National Post newspaper profile of Kim's five award nominations for West Coast Music Awards
    • RPM Weekly industry magazine
    • Shared Vision magazine
    • The Georgia Straight newspaper
    • West Ender newspaper
    • The Province newspaper
  • USA:
    • Bay Area Reporter
    • San Francisco
    • NapaNews
    • Ventura County Reporter

Reviews[edit]

In press Kim's debut CD has received rave reviews and some of these include:

“Pretty powerful stuff!” - Walt Grealis, Editor, RPM Weekly Magazine; creator of the Canadian Juno Awards

“Kim is one of those rare people who seems to have been born for the stage.” - Dugg Simpson, Vancouver Folk Music Fest

“I love this woman's voice!… There's a certain girl-next-door warmness wrapped around her multi-octave voice-a believability that brings each song a little closer to the heart.” - John Beaudin, Shared Vision Magazine.

“4 out of 5 stars... Kuzma has produced one of the year's strongest and most engaging indie-Vancouver albums.” - Tom Zillich, West Ender