Steve Kim

Steve Kim


Steve Kim is an unusual and compelling performer of an eclectic program for the solo fretless electric bass. His oreformance spans jazz, classical as well as world music. He has performed across the United States.



Steve Kim has been playing the bass since 1969 and has been teaching the instrument since 1974. He has studied bass with Ray Brown, Gary Peacock and composition with Charlie Banacos (composition instructor at the New England Conservatory of Music). His performances include concert appearences with Larry Coryell, Alphonse Mouzon, Carter Jefferson, Dave Valentine, Jay Thomas, Scott Cossu, Lee Oscar and Diane Shurr as well as recordings with Van Manakas, Phil Sheeran, The Jazz Police, Jovino Santos Neto and Don Mock. He has been commissioned to compose for the Southern Arts Council, the Seattle Arts Commission, choreographers Bill Evans, Clay Talefero and Jeff Bickford, and northwest filmmaker Eric Patton. In 1987 he served as a cultural ambassador representing the City of Seattle in Kobe, Japan and in 1989 he was chosen by the State of Washington as a Centennial Artist during the year long Washington State Centennial Celebration. Steve Kim has been a faculty member of the Pacific Lutheran University music department , The National Guitar Workshop, The Experience Music Project, Musicworks Northwest and currently is faculty in the music department at Shoreline Community College . His second solo recording, entitled The Book Of Changes, was released in the fall of 2005.


The Book Of Changes (2005)

Set List

The typical set is composed of mostly original materials.
The set length ranges from 25 to 75 minutes.
Covers include Nardis ( Miles Davis), Turnaround ( Ornette Coleman) Cello Suites ( JS Bach)