Greetings from bassist Kim Clarke. I am the producer of the LADY GOT CHOPS Women's History Month Music Festival as well as the leader of MAGNETS!, Jamaikit Funky and the Inner Circle Q'tet (performed at the Cape May Jazz Festival 2011)I have been working in and organizing quintets for various occasions for over 30 years. My touring experience includes: Iceland,Norway,Sweden,Denmark, Finland,Lithuania,Slovenia,Czech Republic,Romania, England, Nice,Austria,Ireland,Germany,Switzerland, Finland,Lichtenstein, Sardina,Corsica,Poland,Spain,Romania,Netherlands,Belgium,Italy,France,Portugal, Turkey,Sicily,Greece Pakistan,Japan,Guyana,Nassau, &Trinidad;most of which was with Joseph Bowie's Defunkt and Defunkt Big Band. I have also toured internationally with Joe Henderson,the National Black Theatre, George Gruntz Concert JAzz Band,Doran,Stucky,Studer and Clarke,Annie Whitehead Experience,Teri Jenoure, Bertha Hope Trio,Teri Thornton Trio,the Kit McClure Big Band and Ursula Dudziak.Among my local experiences have been house bassist at the JAzz Cultural Theatre, Blue Note Jam Session with Ted Curson and JAzz Spot.I have worked with Art Blakey,Andy Bey, Little Jimmy Scott,Olu Dara, Leon Thomas,Yusef Lateef, Queen Latifah,Nona Hendryx,the Ghetto Fighters,Screaming Jay Hawkins, Edwin Hawkins,Cassandra Wilson,Gloria Lynn, Cissy Houston,Dakota Staton and Rhonda Ross.
I will do my utmost to bring the type of music to your event that your crowd enjoys most .My groups consist of consummate professionals experienced in a variety of musical situations from theatre, concert, festival and celebrations . I can also offer: a string quartet latin ensemble, jazz duos or trio or an old fashion party band for your wedding.Among my associates/collaborators are dancers, aerialists.My concert band ,MAGNETS!,has extensive experience presenting educational jazz history workshops from K-thru college.