Kim Jarrett
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Kim Jarrett

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2000
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"bluesy, funky, harmonizing goodness - Hemingway's Toronto (Canada)"

Kim & Mike... bluesy, funky, harmonizing goodness
- Hemingways Toronto (Aug 23, 2013) - Hemingway's Toronto (Canada)


"soon-to-be soft rock classic"

“Enjoy the sweet voice and mellow vibe of this soon-to-be soft rock classic. Kim's sound harkens back to 70s greats like Fleetwood Mac and James Taylor with a contemporary feel.” - Women of Substance Radio - on bandcamp.com, USA


"a voice that fuses decades of pop music in a familiar and welcoming sound - Unsigned Underground (NY - USA)"

Toronto based singer-songwriter Kim Jarrett has a voice that fuses decades of pop music in a familiar and welcoming sound. Listening to Kim’s music takes me back to the soft FM stations of the 1970’s while still evoking the modern era and her own style.
Darryl Gregory
Host, Unsigned Underground

Hear the interview and podcast - Unsigned Underground - Episode 30 - Kim Jarrett:
http://www.bluecavestudios.com/wordpress/2010/03/07/episode-30-kim-jarrett/ - Unsigned Underground (NY - USA)


"Award Winner - 10th Annual Great American Song Contest (International)"

Kim Jarrett's song "Not Mine" (from the cd, "Thinking of You") placed in the Top 5 of Pop category of the 10th Annual Great American Song Contest (2008)

http://www.greatamericansong.com - 10th Annual Great American Song Contest (International)


"Finalist - April 2010 - Bon Jovi's Wanted: A Superband Tonight - ourstage.com (North America)"

Of 530 artists from the US, and Canada, Kim Jarrett reached #9 on the contest charts with her song, "How Long" (from the cd, "Kim Jarrett"), which pitted the Toronto-based artist against some stiff, and eventually victorious, Boston-based competition to win an opening set at Bon Jovi's tour stop in Foxboro, Massachusetts in July 2010. In all, 3.3 million votes were cast by fans, and 13 artists won opening sets across 8 different North American stops of the band's, The Circle Tour.

http://www.ourstage.com/profile/kimjarrett - Bon Jovi's Wanted: A Superband Tonight - ourstage.com (North America)


"definitely a cut above the average - Toronto Moon Magazine (Toronto - Canada)"

"A couple who always deliver an entertaining show, whether they’re hosting their weekly Sunday night open stage at Spirits Bar & Grill, or showcasing with their band, as they do tomorrow night at The Old Nick, Kim Jarrett & Mike Costantino have a way of entrancing audiences while still making them feel they’re all on the same level. Jarrett, however, is definitely a cut above the average. A songwriter with interesting, pithy lyrics and very accessible melodies in what is probably aptly described as a Soft Rock style, she’s now released a couple of albums, including 2007’s gem, Thinking of You, which she used over the holiday season last winter to also raise funds for United Way."
- Gary17, Toronto Moon Magazine (Nov 04, 2011) - Toronto Moon Magazine (Toronto - Canada)


"always deliver an entertaining show - Toronto Moon Magazine (Toronto - Canada)"

A couple who always deliver an entertaining show, whether they’re hosting their weekly Sunday night open stage at Spirits Bar & Grill, or showcasing with their band, as they do tomorrow night at The Old Nick, Kim Jarrett & Mike Costantino have a way of entrancing audiences while still making them feel they’re all on the same level. Jarrett, however, is definitely a cut above the average. A songwriter with interesting, pithy lyrics and very accessible melodies in what is probably aptly described as a Soft Rock style, she’s now released a couple of albums, including 2007’s gem, Thinking of You, which she used over the holiday season last winter to also raise funds for United Way.
- Gary17, Toronto Moon Magazine (Nov 04, 2011) - Toronto Moon Magazine (Toronto - Canada)


"excellent songs that showcase her outstanding voice - ickmusic.com (USA)"

"Kim Jarrett writes excellent songs that showcase her outstanding voice. There's nothing fancy or pretentious about the songs, or the voice, or Kim herself."
Canadian Cam
ickmusic.com (USA) - ickmusic.com (USA)


"Finalist Awards - Great American Song - 2014"

"Christmas Every Day" written by Kim Jarrett & Elana Harte is a Finalist in the Special Category of the 16th Annual Great American Song Contest (International) 2014 - GASC - 16th Annual Great American Song Contest


"Award-Winner - SongDoor International 2014"

"Christmas Every Day" written by Kim Jarrett & Elana Harte wins Honorable Mention in the Soft Rock category of the 2014 SongDoor International Songwriting Competition - SongDoor


"#1 Song March 2013 - "How Long""

Kim Jarrett's song "How Long" was voted #1 in Soft Rock for March 2013 by the OurStage community - ourstage.com


"weekly live music event is worth a saunter up toward Bloor"

So Spirits Bar & Grill might be a little north for some Village devotees, but I think its weekly live music event is worth a saunter up toward Bloor. (That and its nachos.) Sundays starting at 9 p.m., the show kicks off with Kim Jarrett and Mike Costantino, who later introduce a roster of (mostly acoustic) local performers. The concept is "open mic," though many who take the stage have already planned to do so in advance. And typically, the show is pretty good.
- Robyn Urback, BlogTO (June 27, 2012) - BlogTO (Toronto - Canada)


"blessed us with a great set - Sonic Notes - Coconut Times (Ocean City, MD - USA)"

Thanks to all involved with a very successful benefit for autistic children out at The Greene Turtle West last Sunday. This (6th annual) event rocked thanks to the efforts of the Turtle management and staff, sponsors and patrons that are almost too many to count and some local (and not so local) musicians! Wes Davis, The Full Circle Band and Pompous Pie were our go-to-guys and girls. Canadian alternative country act Kim Jarrett blessed us with a great set also. We lucked out! This husband and wife team just happened to be in the area. I gave their CD a listen also and am quite impressed. Her voice is a little Jewel and a little Neko Case. The album is entitled ‘Thinking of You’ and can be found at kimjarrett.com. Thanks to our friends from ‘The Great White North’!
Marco Ink, Sonic Notes
http://www.coconuttimes.com - Sonic Notes - Coconut Times (Ocean City, MD - USA)


"clear, soulful voice - Tandem / Corriere (Canada)"

"The straight-ahead folk/blues, pop and country influenced tunes nicely feature her clear, soulful voice, and some tasty guitar work by Tim Bovaconti (who plays for Ron Sexsmith)."
Chris Twomey
Tandem / Corriere (Canada) - Tandem / Corriere (Canada)


"everybody loved her - IndieCan (Toronto - Canada)"

"She showed up on time and everybody loved her."
Joe Chisholm
Host, IndieCan Radio

You can hear the clip at http://www.kimjarrett.com - IndieCan (Toronto - Canada)


"...real music... a talent on the verge - Lucid Forge (Canada) - lucidforge.com"

"Kim Jarrett's been called natural, melodic and enchanting and I definitely think that she is all those things. These aspects surprisingly travel well across the digital soundscape of her debut disc as Jarrett takes us through a folk-pop-blues mix that is hers yet at the same time comes from the musical places that a list of numerous other artists walk. In the album's fourth track, "Do I Have the Patience" there's a twangy guitar element that I really liked as Jarrett went a little more country with her sound... I recommend this album to anyone who likes real music so that they can hear a talent on the verge."
Adam. A. Donaldson
Lucid Forge (Canada) - lucidforge.com - Lucid Forge (Canada) - lucidforge.com


"a great songwriter"

"I really liked what I heard. I thought your voice was quite soulful and the songwriting seemed very together."
-Ron Sexsmith, Singer-Songwriter

''There is no question that Kim is a great songwriter. Her songwriting shows maturity, and the images she creates through her lyrics coupled with her strong vocals and music, are bound to attract attention from the industry and fans alike."
-Ken Tobias, Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter/Producer/Visual Artist (Producer of the cd, Kim Jarrett) - Various


Discography


Currently working on a third release with a projected 2014 release date.

Some recent highlights:

#1 Award-Winner - Soft Rock - ourstage.com (Mar 2013)
Official Showcase Artist: Dewey Beach Music Conference 2011 - Dewey Beach, DE (Sep 2011)
Music Equipment Sponsorship from Long & McQuade - Sunday Night Jam at Spirits with Kim & Mike (May 2010-Oct 2011)
Featured Artist: Women of Substance Radio - Hot AC playlist (Oct 2011-Mar 2012)
Featured Artist: Women of Substance Radio - Hot AC & Country playlists (Apr-Jun 2011)
Featured Artist: Women of Substance Radio - Hot AC & Americana playlists (Sep-Dec 2010)
Sonicbids Spotlight Artist on sonicbids.com (Dec 2010)
Skope Magazine Sonicbids "Artist 2 Watch" Feature on SkopeMag.com (Nov 2010)
Semi-Finalist in Acoustic Roundtable's Singer/Songwriter Contest out of 1300 worldwide entries (Nov 2010)
Official Showcase Artist: Indiegrrl 2010 - Knoxville, TN (Aug 2010)
Award-Winner: Top 5 (Pop/AC) -10th Annual Great American Song Contest (2008)
Multiple Top 10 & Top 40 Award-Winner: ourstage.com (2009-2013)

Thinking of You (2007) - full-length CD
Producer: Mike Costantino
*current featured play across Canada on CBC Radio and worldwide on internet radio

includes the tracks:
"Not Mine" - 10th Annual Great American Song Contest Award Winner - Top 5 Pop/AC (2008)

"Without Your Hands"
- Top 40 - Acoustic - ourstage.com (Apr 2013)
- Top 10 - Acoustic - ourstage.com (Mar 2012)
- Semi-Finalist in Acoustic Roundtable's Singer/Songwriter Contest out of 1300 worldwide entries (Nov 2010)
- Top 40 - Folk - ourstage.com (Dec 2011)

"It Must Be Love" - Country playlist feature on Women of Substance Radio - live365.com, itunes (Apr-Jul 2011)

"Everybody Pays" - Music with a Conscience feature on Women of Substance Radio - live365.com, itunes (May 2011)

"Laura"
- Americana playlist feature on Women of Substance Radio - live365.com, itunes (Sep-Dec 2010)
- Top 40 - Alternative Country - ourstage.com (Sep 2012)
- Top 40 - Alternative Country - ourstage.com (July 2012)

"Hypnotizing" - #11 - Soft Rock - ourstage.com (Feb 2009)

"You & Me"
- Top 40 - Alternative Country - ourstage.com (Oct 2013)
- Top 40 - Alternative Country - ourstage.com (July 2013)
- Top 10 - Alternative Country - ourstage.com (June 2013)
- Top 40 - Alternative Country - ourstage.com (May 2013)
- Top 40 - Alternative Country -ourstage.com (Apr 2013)
- Top 40 - Alternative Country - ourstage.com (Mar 2013)
- Hot AC playlist feature on Women of Substance Radio - live365.com, itunes (Oct 2011 - Mar 2012)
- added to rotation on Pongid Radio and Second Life (Sep 2010)
- Top 40 - Alternative Country - ourstage.com (Apr 2012)

"Thinking of You"
- Top 10 - Country - ourstage.com (Oct 2013)
- Top 10 - Country - ourstage.com (Sep 2013)
- featured on Under Country Podcast by Neil Smith Episode 58 (March 29 2013)

Kim Jarrett (2002), re-released (2007) - full-length CD
Producer: Ken Tobias
*current featured play across Canada on CBC Radio and worldwide on internet radio
*the cd, and the AC single "Do I Have the Patience" received regular rotation and featured play across Canada on AC & college radio (2003)
*the cd charted at: #11 on CKMS, Waterloo, ON (Apr 2003) #26 on CKUL, Lethbridge, AB (Apr 2003)

includes the tracks:
"How Long" -
#1 - Soft Rock - ourstage.com (Mar 2013)
found on Philips mp3 players sold worldwide (since 2006)
#9 on ourstage.com in Bon Jovi's Wanted: A SuperBAND Tonight - ourstage.com (Apr 2010)
# 7 - Soft Rock - ourstage.com (Nov 2010)
#10 - Soft Rock - ourstage.com (Oct 2010)
#6 - Soft Rock - ourstage.com (Feb 2010)
#9 - Soft Rock - ourstage.com (Jan 2009)
Top 40 - Soft Rock - ourstage.com (Dec 2010)
Top 40 - Soft Rock - ourstage.com (Feb 2013)
added to regular rotation on "Indie Music Sampler" and podcast IMS-319 (April 6 2013)
featured on Ed's Mixed Bag Podcast - "A Change of Pace" (March 18 2013)
featured on Water Logged Records, DBMC 2011 compilation cd (Sep 2011)
CACH radio's, New Artist Hour feature (Apr 13-14 2011)
added to upstream radio at indiedial.com, UnderWorldMixRadio.com, Indie104 iRADIO LA, mvyradio.com's Local MusiCafe (Nov-Dec 2010)
Raised on Indie Sonicbids Track of the Day on raisedonindie.com (Oct 21 2010)
Hot AC playlist feature on Women of Substance Radio - live365.com, itunes (Sep-Dec 2010)
added to rotation on Pongid Radio and Second Life (Sep 2010)

"Yesterday's Gone" -
Top 40 - Soft Rock - ourstage.com (Nov 2012)
Top 40 - Soft Rock - ourstage.com (Sep 2012)
Hot AC playlist feature on Women of Substance Radio - live365.com, itunes (Apr-Jul 2011)
added to rotation on Pongid Radio and Second Life (Sep 2010)
added to upstream radio at indiedial.com, UnderWorldMixRadio.com, Indie104 iRADIO LA (Dec 2010)

"Do I Have the Patience" -
CBC, AC & Canadian college radio single (2003)

Other credits:

co-writer & backing vocals for Stiletto Flats debut EP (projected EP release Dec 201

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Bio

** Award-Winner: Top 5 (Pop/AC) - Great American Song 2008, Finalist (Rock/Alt) - Great American Song 2014, Finalist (Special) – Great American Song 2014, Honourable Mention – SongDoor International 2014 **
** Official Showcase Artist: DBMC 2011 - Dewey Beach, DE & Indiegrrl 2010 – Knoxville, TN **
** Award-Winner: Number One, Multiple Top 10 & Top 40 - ourstage.com (Soft Rock, Acoustic, Folk, Alternative Country, Country, Singer/Songwriter, Pop) – 2009 - 2016 **


If you like love songs, you’ll love Kim Jarrett.

Kim Jarrett's award-winning soft rock is a warm and welcoming blend of blues, pop, folk and country that appeals to fans of greats like Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt.


Over the last decade, Kim Jarrett’s voice and songwriting have been steadily collecting fans, awards and radio play. The Toronto based singer/songwriter has showcased at music festivals at home and in the US, received worldwide distribution on Philips Electronics mp3 players (“How Long”), and been featured on various compilation records and podcasts.

With a long and varied performance history including multiple long-term Toronto residencies, a stint as co-producer of the three season indie music series Bare Bones & Up Front at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (2014-2015), national radio play of two independent full-length releases (“Kim Jarrett”, “Thinking of You”) and co-writes released by other artists (Elana Harte & Stiletto Flats, Toronto Musicians for Change, Jimmy Warren), Kim Jarrett is a seasoned professional songwriter and musician committed to the pursuit of a great song and an entertaining live show.

Jarrett’s songwriting awards to date include a Top 5 Pop/AC and two Finalist awards from Great American Song (“Not Mine”, “I’ll Be”, “Christmas Every Day”), a semi-finalist award from Acoustic Roundtable (“Without Your Hands”), an honourable mention from SongDoor International (“Christmas Every Day”), and a #1 song award from ourstage.com (“How Long”). Live performance highlights include showcases at The Toronto Centre for the Arts (2014) and Dewey Beach Music Conference (2011), and festival spots with Canadian 80’s pop sensations The Spoons, and independent American folk-darling, Melissa Ferrick. 


In addition to performing her original material, and cover-based shows in her long-running acoustic duo with bassist/producer and husband, Mike Costantino (“Kim & Mike”), Kim Jarrett is also a vocalist/percussionist and sometimes drummer, performing with bands at venues like The Palais Royale, and festivals like Toronto Pride, and Taste of the Danforth. In 2012 Kim was a part of a James Bond theme song band performance which raised over $2,000 for Sick Kids Hospital, and in 2014, Kim Jarrett & Elana Harte wrote, "Christmas Every Day", and formed the ad hoc collective - Toronto Musicians for Change - to record it and help raise $1,700 for Daily Bread Food Bank. "Christmas Every Day" also received spins on AC radio across Canada over the 2014 and 2015 holiday seasons.

Kim is currently rediscovering her love of classical piano while recording new material of her own, and performing and recording with “Beautiful Salt” – a co-writing project and blues/pop/americana act with Toronto based singer/songwriter Elana Harte.


“Kim’s sound harkens back to 70s greats like Fleetwood Mac and James Taylor with a contemporary feel.“ 
Women of Substance Radio, USA 



“Toronto based singer-songwriter Kim Jarrett has a voice that fuses decades of pop music in a familiar and welcoming sound. “ 
Darryl Gregory - Host, Unsigned Underground, USA 


“…always deliver an entertaining show… a way of entrancing audiences… definitely a cut above the average…” 
Toronto Moon Magazine (Toronto, ON CA)

"Kim Jarrett writes excellent songs that showcase her outstanding voice.” 
Canadian Cam - ickmusic.com, USA