Born in Incheon, South Korea, and raised in Seoul, JT Kim is a Toronto based bass player, upright bass player and producer, writer, arranger and educator. He moved to Toronto with his family in 2003 at the age of 16 and he graduated from Humber College with a Bachelor of Music in 2012, as a vocal major.
While studying at Humber, JT discovered his love for the bass guitar. Since then, playing the bass has become his passion. His versatile style has allowed him to perform with many different artists in Toronto, ranging from playing reggae gospel bass with the Juno-award winning gospel choir Toronto Mass Choir, to rocking out on famous Rockn’ Roll classics with Rookie, the band fronted by former Jersey Boys cast, performing at SXSW festival with folk artists to playing at Jazz FM 91.1 playing a Frank Sinatra tribute concert arranged by our own Corey Butler.
JT is also recording intensely with many artists all over the world, including K-Pop artists like Jubora, Paul Kim, and Toronto’s own Juno Award-Winning gospel group, Toronto Mass Choir, to name a few.
He shared a stage as a band director and bass player for renowned K-Pop artist like Byun Jin-sub to play at Toronto Metro Convention Centre and Hard Rock Casino, Vancouver. He currently serves as a band director for Praise Cathedral Worship Centre has been serving as a band director for many other Christian conferences in Toronto.
He has received his first Juno Nomination for Jazz Album of the year in 2021 as an arranger and bass player for “Conpambiche” by Junior Santos.