FREE CONCERT - Queen St. Fare
Kimberly Sunstrum - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Kira Montfort - Drums, backing vocals
Sean Duhaime - Electric Guitar, backing vocals
Ricky Lyan Kang - Bass Guitar, backing vocals
Kimberly Sunstrum is a heart-stopping performer. Her song writing is deep, evocative, and powerful and her music delightfully impossible to pin down. It’s an inspired blend of the grooves she listened to growing up in Sub-Saharan Africa and Canada. She strings together sounds from South African jazz hits, classic R&B, old-time folk and 70’s Motown power ballads and spins them all in to her own unique melodies.
She writes about the world as she sees it with a powerful poetry and grace. Mixed-race identity, feminism, love, family, and queerness are reflections of her life and constant themes in her songs. Her enigmatic passion pours out of her with every single performance leaving audiences feeling energized and excited. Sunstrum released her latest single, Confessions in August 2018. It’s a follow-up from her 2017 album The Kid, The Wall, and The Box and the title single to her upcoming album. Look out for new music from Sunstrum in 2019
Backed by her powerhouse band, The Wilds, Sunstrum is set to leave her mark on the Ottawa Jazz Festival scene as she embarks on her first Ottawa Jazz Festival performance!