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Crossover Vocalist

Booking: kimgreenwood@outlook.com   250-216-0547

From jazz to classical and back again, Kim can "sing it all"
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Press

".....Our first dance was “L.O.V.E” by Nat King Cole and I have never heard it sung more beautifully. All of our guests commented that the music, including Kim’s lovely singing voice, was the highlight of their evening. Thank you Kim for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!" Cheers, Dan & Jenna

“Bach's alto writing is more for contraltos, but mezzo-soprano Kim Greenwood did it full justice. Her full, delicately rich voice was just as strong and effective in the low range as the higher. Her quality easily matched Rainer Roth's expressive oboe d'amore. Combined with Miriam Sonstenes's violin, it was one of the few times in the evening that I was lost in the music, unaware of the performers.” Jack Beukema

Collaborative Musicians

Jazz/Crossover
Rainer Roth Grant - Woodwinds, arranging
Karl Roessingh – Piano
Kelby MacNayr - Drums
Joey Smith - Double Bass
Dave Flello - Trumpet
Ross Macdonald - Double Bass
Alex Olson – Double Bass
Darren Gorden - Drums

Craig Henderson - Piano
Tony Booker – Piano
Robert Holliston - Piano
Bill Kent – Double Bass
Doug Farr – Vibraphone, piano, percussion
Barry Casson – Drums
Jim Burns – Guitar
Glen Barkman – Piano
Wes Carroll – Guitar
Barry Gray - Drums
Dave Paulson - Piano
Gary Theal - Guitar

Classical
Tony Booker – Piano
Jane Edler-Davis – Piano
Jim Hill - Piano

Robert Holliston – Piano
Karl Roessingh - Piano
Stephen Shields – Piano

About Kim

From jazz to classical and back again, Kim can "sing it all". With a flair for phrasing, Kim's warm tone lends itself beautifully to standard ballads that embody the American Songbook repertoire.  She's an actor at heart and this comes shining through in her musical theatre and opera repertoire. Throw in some contemporary singer-songwriter, a dash of blues, some classic pop or put her in front of a 17 piece swing/latin big band and you've got the eclectic stylings that are Kim Greenwood.

Her vocal journey began as a young child singing Tin Pan Alley favourites around the piano with her Mum.  As a young adult, she discovered how fun karaoke is and how much she loved grabbing a microphone!  When Kim began studying at The Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM), she became hooked on technique and discovered her love for opera.

Kim's lead operatic roles include Zia Principessa in Puccini’s "Suor Angelica" and Miss Todd in Menotti’s "The Old maid and the Thief" with The VCM's Opera Studio.  Other noteworthy performances include "Brahms Alto Rhapsody", Robert Fleming’s "The Confession Stone", and alto soloist for Handel’s "Messiah".  In Halifax, Kim loved performing at Grafton Street Dinner Theatre.  She was lead singer for NOVA, a dance band that specialized in Latin and older pop sounds and was lead singer for The SeaNotes Big Band in Oak Harbor, WA for two years.  Currently, she is the lead singer for The Commodores Big Band, a band with a 40 year history in Victoria.  More recently, Kim has formed her own ensembles and is collaborating with many of Victoria's wonderful musicians.  Last summer, Kim finished recording a 4 song demo and a CD will certainly be in her future!  In 2017 Kim will record Robert Fleming's "The Confession Stone" (Songs of Mary) and she has been invited to perform it again during Holy Week. 

Kim is currently the Chair of Voice at The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) in Victoria and has loved every minute of teaching these aspiring performers for the past five years.  The development of the voice is a truly unique process and Kim delves into each student's persona to help bring out the performer in them based on a strong technical foundation.  Prior to CCPA, Kim taught privately for 13 years and she also taught at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific.  She is the Past President of the Victoria Chapter of The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and currently sits on the U-JAM board (Universal Jazz Advocates and Mentors).

Kim's goal is to help her students find confidence, enthusiasm and joy in singing, born of the healthiest technique, dedicated to cross-genre training, from belt through classical.  Kim is a graduate of The Royal Conservatory of Music and is so fortunate to have studied a number of years with renowned voice pedagogue Selena James.  Kim is certified in Somatic Voicework™, The Lovetri Method from the Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA.

Kim's passions are performing and teaching.  For the past 15 years Kim's focus has been teaching and now she is excited to broaden her performance opportunities.  For Kim, performing and teaching feed off one another and she can't imagine doing one without the other.

Kim Greenwood & Co. Rep. 
All of Me
Black Orpheus
Body & Soul
Bye, Bye Blackbird (funk)
Cry Me a River
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Feeling Good
Fly Me to the Moon
Get Out of Town
God Bless the Child
The Girl From Ipanema
Hit the Road Jack
How High the Moon
I’ll Be Seeing You
Lullaby of Birdland
Mas que nada
The Midnight Sun
On a Clear Day
On the Sunnyside of the Street
Orange Coloured Sky
Over the Rainbow
Route 66
Smile
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Well You Needn’t
What a Wonderful World


Kim Greenwood Rep.
Almost Like Being in Love
Blame It On My Youth
Blue Bayou
Comes Love
Corcovado
Crazy He Calls Me
Desperado
Downstream
Embraceable You
Everything I've Got
Fly Me to the Moon
God Bless the Child
I’ve Got a Crush on You
Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby
It Don’t Mean a Thing
Johnny One Note
La vie en rose
Lady Is a Tramp, The
Losing My Mind
Love
Loverman
Lush Life
Man I Love, The
Maybe This Time
Misty
My Funny Valentine
Nature Boy

Nearness of You
New York State of Mind
Peace
Skylark
Smile
Somebody Loves Me
Something Stupid
Sooner or Later
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Summer Knows, The
Summertime
Superstar
Sway
Tangerine
That Old Black Magic
The Ladies Who Lunch
There Are Worst Things I Could Do
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Top of the World
You Took Advantage of Me
We’ve Only Just Begun
When I Fall in Love
Where or When

Plus Many More!

Kim Greenwood Classical Rep
The Confession Stone – Fleming
Alto Rhapsody - Brahms
The Old Maid and the Thief - Menotti
Trouble in Tahiti - Bernstein - Dinah
Amahl & the Night Visitors - Menotti - Mother
Suor Angelica - Puccini - Zia principessa
Messiah - Handel - Solo Alto Arias

Select Mezzo Arias: Bizet, Mozart, Handel, Rossini, Massenet, Saint-Saëns
Select Mezzo Oratorio Arias: Bach, Handel
Select Cantatas: Bach
Select Italian Art Songs, Mélodie Française and Lieder