Born and raised in North Sydney, Cape Breton, and living just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia, multi award winning musician 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, Kim has worked with the who’s who of East coast artists including, Rita MacNeil, Bruce Guthro, Laura Smith, Jimmy Rankin, Heather Rankin, Matt Anderson, Meaghan Smith, Dave Gunning, George Canyon, and many others.
Kim is a 2016 MUSIC NOVA SCOTIA AWARD winner and in 2003 was the recipient of the first ever MUSICIAN SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT 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 decided to bring his own special brand of songwriting and singing to the foreground in 2010 with the release of his first solo recording project, TAKE THIS HAMMER, and again in the spring of 2016 with his much anticipated follow up album, INSPIRATION.
INSPIRATION picks up where TAKE THIS HAMMER left off and as with its predecessor, offers listeners an indelible collection of well crafted, heartfelt songs anchored by a soulful pitch-perfect tenor delivery and incomparable musicianship.
His biggest asset has always been versatility and he has implemented this feature prominently on these self-produced works, blending elements of Jazz, Blues, Pop, Folk & Country.
Kim has performed his music with SYMPHONY NOVA SCOTIA, has recieved national exposure on CBC’s CANADA LIVE, and featured regionally on ATLANTIC AIRWAVES/EAST COAST HOUR & 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.