I started singing in Boston as a young girl, inspired by Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross. My mom introduced me to the music of Billie Holiday, and I was hooked. My plans to become a pediatrician went out the window.
Since then I’ve been described as “a musical jewel” with a repertoire that has included jazz standards, jazz-not-so-standards, the blues, funk, and reggae. Throughout my career I’ve been lucky enough to perform in a variety of great places : from The New York Jazz Session in Irkutsk, Siberia to the Blue Note in Fukuoka, Japan; from the Montreal’s International Jazz and Off Jazz Festivals to the Ginza Jazz Festival, Japan. And I have performed with a variety of stellar artists: from jazz bassist William Parker to the undeniable funk of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic; from Joe Hisaishi’s Japanese New World Philharmonic Orchestra to New Orleans’ Charles Neville.
Originally from the States, I work with a fabulous group of Montreal musicians. My vocal style has been called “warm as hot chocolate”, and the band and i swing with tunes from Thelonius Monk, make you cry with some of the best jazz standards, as well as open your ears with original songs! Montreal’s wonderful jazz critic, Len Dobbins, was also a fan and referred to me as a “great vocalist” he recommends listening to. I hope you enjoy what you hear.
Singing is my deepest joy, is the place where I am my most real and best self.
jazz * pop * funk * stuff
“Kim Zombik a grandie a Boston. Elle est tombée amoureuse de Montreal dès sa premiere visite en 2004. Présentement etablie à Montreal, Kim continue sa carriere de chanteuse jazz, blues, et funk, styles qu’elle chante avec le verve et la grace. Elle a paru sur 12 enregistrements, dont 3 sur Sony/Village Records (Japon). Sa premier au Japon, ‘Left Alone’, a atteint le status de principal dix du Japon. Elle compte des performances avec Olu Dara, Jimmy Cliff, et le New World Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. De Irkutsk, Siberie à New York; du Festival International Jazz de Ginzu au Festival International de Montreal, Kim chante avec chaleur, puissance, et une experience celebree par Swing Journal, et par des foules autour du monde.