Born: November 14, 1954
New York's own Kim Clarke is a multifaceted bassist, composer, website developer and educator. She performs alternately on the Acoustic Bass, Electric Upright and four and five-stringed Electric Bass Guitar as the situation demands. Her electric Bass playing has been described as soulful, funky, rich & tight.
She hold B.A.'s in Communications and Music from City College and Long Island University respectively, and is a 3- time recipient of the coveted N E A Jazz Study Fellowship. Ms Clarke is also a long-time student of the Barry Harris Workshop and continues her formal studies with the wisdom gained therein. She was also a member of Harris' Jazz Cultural Theatre's house band for the famed Art Blakey Breakfast Jam....
AwardsLouis Armstrong Performing Arts Award - ElmCor Ivan Bartowski- mention on JAzz FAmily Tree
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YardJAzz BBQ 2006 Rob Scheps-sax, Tim Siciliano- guitar,Marvin"Bugalu" Smith-drums and Kim Clarke -bass leader