About Us


TIMKAT was founded in Denver, Colorado on October 16, 2007 by father and daughter jazz and soul musicians, Tim Ballard (1948-2009) and Kathryn Ballard Shut.  Both dreamed of founding a company that focused on the unique spirit of the independent artist, as it is often difficult to be heard in an increasingly competitive music industry.   

The late Tim was a 46-year music industry veteran and was honored as a 2008 Inductee into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame (as a member of Kansas City-based Capitol Records artists, Garry Mac & The Mac Truque).  

Kathryn follows in his footsteps as the company president, is a multi-instrumentalist (piano, vocals, clarinet), journalist, and three-time Akademia Award winner as a composer/lyricist in her own right.  

Click PRESS KIT above to hear Kathryn's latest offerings.


By limiting focus to high-quality musicianship and compositions, TIMKAT has earned a solid reputation in both Denver and around the world for producing top jazz, soul, and funk talent. 

Click STORE above to discover a growing roster of stars who are becoming known around the world, thanks to the power of our Internet marketing to radio stations, live venues, and music fans. 


We are a Colorado-based LLC in excellent standing with the Secretary of State, and are also lifelong members of both the Int'l Singer/Songwriters' Association (ISSA) and ASCAP.  We look forward to bringing our world-class talents right to your door, be they at a live concert or via our fantastic recordings, and thank you always for supporting independent music.  

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