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Rise Above

by Kimberly Boyce, BA79 (English)

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Singer-songwriter Kimberly Boyce, BA79 (English), releases her jazz-flavoured debut recording, Rise Above.

Produced by Mike Ewing, the CD features some of Canada’s best session players, including Mark Kelso on drums, David Woodhead and Scott Alexander on bass, Kevin Fox on cello, Rob Gusevs on keyboards, Rob Carroll on guitar and John MacLean on sax. Mixed by Juno award-winning Michael Phillip Wojewoda, and mastered by Juno and Grammy award-winning Joao Carvalho. Kimberly Boyce has earned a reputationas a lyrical, intimate songwriter, in the singer/songwriter tradition, but with Rise Above, she has revealed a sophisticated, smooth jazz sound that is comparable to Sade, Joni Mitchell, Marc Jordan or Diana Krall.

She has graced the stage of many of Canada’s small club venues and has appeared at Folk and Music Festivals across the country. Kimberly’s songs have been compared to Alice Munro stories…personal and intimate and yet stories that we have all lived. It has been called buoyant, deeply satisfying to the ear and heart.

Mysterious, enigmatic, soulful, beautiful, haunting. These are all words that have been associated with Kimberly’s music.

Samples of her music can be heard at: or

This article appeared in the Spring 2013 edition of Alumni Gazette
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