On Kim’s outstanding debut solo CD Shades of Love, Kim puts her own unique spin on a dozen beloved jazz classics, and Here and Now, a haunting Kim Kaskiw original. Her talents as both an arranger and singer make her CD an artistic triumph.
Like the great vocalists of the 1940s, Kim has a way with expressively telling a story. She is as comfortably playfully scatting alongside the great Guido Basso, as delivering ballads with incredible sensitivity and meaning.
Kim’s stellar tone, extensive vocal range her hornlike phrasing spring from her background as a professional tuba player (not a typo). Her voice is as lush and large as her horn, which is featured on Ain’t Misbehavin’.
On her CD, Kim has surrounded herself with exceptional musicians, including Juno Award winner Guido Basso on flugelhorn and trumpet, John MacMurchy on saxophone and clarinet, J.P. Allain on piano, Norm Glaude on bass, Don Johnson on drums and percussion, and Doriann Forrester on flute.
Shades of Love has received radio airplay across Canada.