Steve Kim has played the bass since 1969 and has been teaching for over 30 years. He has studied bass with Ray Brown, Gary Peacock and composition/improvisation with Charlie Banacos .
His performances include appearances with Larry Coryell, Alphonse Mouzon, Carter Jefferson, Dave Valentine, Jay Thomas, Scott Cossu, Lee Oscar and Diane Shurr as well as recordings with Scott Cossu , Van Manakas & Jim Brock, 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 taught at Pacific Lutheran University , The National Guitar Workshop, The Experience Music Project, Musicworks Northwest and currently is faculty in the music department at Shoreline Community College and the Roberts Music Institute.
His second solo recording, entitled The Book Of Changes, was released in the fall of 2005.
"Steve's music is sophisticated, engaging and very enjoyable. I highly
recommend it to fans of contemporary, post-Jaco bass-oriented jazz or just
plain good music!
- MICHEAL MANRING
"It was a great pleasure playing with you"
- ALPHONSE MOUZON
" He's from Tacoma, but he plays like he's from New York."
- LARRY CORYELL
"..... top notch Seattle bass man....."
- PAUL DE BARROS
"..... ample skills as a musician and composer....."
- SEATTLE SOUND MAGAZINE "