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 (pictured here in 1969, second from right, in a Capitol Records promo photo) was a 46-year music industry veteran and deeply honored as a 2008 Inductee into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame (along with fellow Kansas City-based artists, 'Garry Mac & The Mac Truque').
Kathryn follows in his footsteps as the company president, versatile multi-instrumentalist (piano, vocals, clarinet), music journalist, and four-time Akademia Award winner as a composer/lyricist in her own right.
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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, lifelong members of both the International Singer/Songwriters' Association (ISSA) and ASCAP (USA), as well as former members of NARAS, known for its iconic "Grammy Awards".
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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