Founded in 2006 as a sole proprietorship, KBAM! has booked more than 9,000 performances and workshops across Canada and the US.
KBAM! is both a booking agency and production company that has built a loyal roster by working closely with artists who wish to develop shows specifically for the young audience and schools’ markets. By focusing on arts in education, KBAM! seeks to enlighten young people by introducing them to quality live performances thus developing audiences for the future.
In addition to representing established artists, KBAM! has developed numerous new works for school audiences with six different artists covering a wide variety of music genres including jazz, rock, classical, blues, and world beat. In addition, KBAM! has created several 1-day residency programs for schools in the areas of square dancing, African dance, improvisational theatre, and song writing.
In 2009 KBAM!’s founder, Kevin Bruce, was named Agent of the Year by the BC Touring Council, and in 2014 he was the first non-Albertan to be honored with the Rhoda Taylor Award by the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta.