Queens Jazz OverGround

Kim Clarke Trio

Tim Siciliano – piano

Kim Clarke bass

Lucianna Padmore – drums


New York native, Kim A.Clarke is a parent, bassist, composer, bandleader, website developer, educator, and earring designer. She performs alternately on the Acoustic Bass, Electric Upright , or four and five-stringed Electric Bass Guitar as the situation demands.


As an acoustic bassist Kim traveled most notably with the late Joe Henderson Quartet (1986-7) throughout Europe. Internationally she is noted as “at home in the Ron Carter School of HardBop”, “a dynamic Woman in Jazz who supported the intense rhythm of the Henderson group with unsuspected vitality and melodic solo passages..” as electric bassist is noted in the bio of the famed bassist Larry Graham; a great early influence on her playing concept.As an electric bassist she has toured most extensively with Joseph Bowie’s Defunkt Downtown in the 80’s & Millenium Lineups

She has performed with: Art Blakey, Marylou Williams, Bertha Hope, Harold Ousley, Jimmy Heath, Leon Thomas, Sun Ra, Sam Rivers, George Braith and Space Island, Rashied Ali, Junior Cooke, Ed Pazant, Rahn Burton, Clifford Jordan, Richard Williams, Tommy Turrentine, Gilly Coggins, Charles Sullivan, Marvin Bugalu Smith, Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Andy Bey, Louis Hayes, Gerald Hayes, Lionel Hampton,Ed Stoute, Tootsie Bean,Arturo O’Farrill,Ray McKinley,Zeke Mullins, Bernard Wright, Donald Byrd,Donald Blackman,Candido, Patato, Little Jimmy Scott, Dr. Billy Taylor, Olu Dara, Screamin Jay Hawkins,Cindy Blackman, Marilyn Mazur,Stephanie Chapman, Gracian Moncur, Philly Joe Jones, Sharon Freeman, Geri Allen, Johnny O’Neal, Paula Hampton, Charles Tolliver, David Durrah, Ellis the Nazarean, and had the honor of performing online with Miki Yamanaka’s 75th Miki’s Mood Home Concert June 2022

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