Kim holds 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; under the tutelage of Bass Masters Ron Carter, Buster Williams and Lisle Atkinson respectively. Ms Clarke is also a long-time student of the Jazzmobile and Barry Harris Workshops 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
New York native, Kim A.Clarke, is a bassist, composer, bandleader, and educator. She performs alternately on the Acoustic Bass, Electric Upright, four and five-stringed Electric Bass Guitar as the situation demands.