Kim completed her Master’s in Music at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver (DU) in 2013, where she studied with Ken Walker and Susan Cahill while also teaching improv classes and private bass lessons as a Graduate Assistant. She also holds a degree in Double Bass Performance from the University of Southern Maine, where she studied with Bronek Suchanek and was principal bass for the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra. Musical theatre highlights include being bassist for the world-premiere production of “Rattlesnake Kate” at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and the award-winning Aurora Fox production of “Porgy & Bess.” She is a long-time accompanist for the Colorado All-State Jazz choirs, Bobby G awards at the DCPA, and has served as an adjudicator for several Maine All-State Jazz festivals.
She also performs original music in a number of groups including Kimandala with Art Lande, J’s Ruckus with Jason Klobnak, the Orchid Room, CP30 Quartet, Yo’Mamma with Clare Church, and is also a frequent contributor to studio tracks. Her faculty work includes the Englewood Jazz Camp, She-Bop Young Women in Jazz Workshop, the Rockport Strings Festival, and jazz accompanist at Metro State University. Adept in many styles with unwavering professionalism and joy, Kim is also a top-tier musician for corporate and wedding engagements through the International Musicians League.
As an educator, Kim believes in nurturing students to be well-rounded musicians by giving them the tools they need to succeed on their own, however big or small their musical goals may be. If you are interested in lessons, head over to the contact page, she is currently accepting new students for remote lessons!