THU | MAR 21 | 7:30 PM | CONCERT
Tickets: $16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens
Global Harmony: A Woman’s Perspective, Concert & Panel
Yayoi (Lina) Ikawa
Annette A. Aguilar
Lucianna F. Padmore
Matoaka Little Eagle
ABOUT KIM CLARKE
New York native Kim Clarke is a parent, bassist, composer, bandleader, website developer, educator and earring designer. She performs alternately on the Acoustic Bass, Electric Upright, and four and five-stringed Electric Bass Guitar.
As an acoustic bassist Kim traveled most notably with the late Joe Henderson Quartet (1986-7) throughout Europe. Internationally she is noted as “at home in the Ron Carter School of HardBop”, “a dynamic Woman in Jazz who supported the intense rhythm of the Henderson group with unsuspected vitality and melodic solo passages..” as electric bassist is noted in the bio of the famed bassist Larry Graham; a great early influence on her playing concept.As an electric bassist Kim has toured most extensively with Joseph Bowie's Defunkt Downtown in the 80's and Millenium Lineups.
ABOUT LADY GOT CHOPS
With the owners of the Jazz (aka Jazz Spot Café), Lillithe Myers and her daughter Tiecha Merritt, Kim created and produced the “LADY GOT CHOPS Women's Month Jazz Festival”. After the closure of the café in 2009, Kim continued the project with the support of women artists and caring club owners .The grassroots festival is celebrating its 14th year (2016) honoring Women's History Month through the musical contributions of over 200 women. During the Haiti Crisis of 2010 participants collectively donated over $1400 to Doctors Without Borders. The 10th Annual Festival honored Cobi Narita, Wendy Oxenhorn and the owners of the Jazz Spot Cafe, Lilithe Meyers and Tiecha Merritt.March 2017 the LADY GOT CHOPS Women's History Month Music & Arts Festival celebrated its 15th year.Please visit link for more information.
Ultimately she envisions mirroring and sharing the type of festival experience she was so blessed to have been a part of overseas and at her recent affiliation with the 10th Anniversary Black Girls Rock Event 2016.
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts dba Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Council Members Adrienne Adams, Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, Francisco Moya, Paul A. Vallone, and Jimmy Van Bramer; and the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.
Support for our programs is also provided by Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Gift Program, Cathay Bank, Michael Cheng / Epos Development, Chinese Overseas University, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou / New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Heidi & Jonathan Davis, Exploring the Metropolis, Steven Facey, Kuang-Yu Fong / Chinese Theatre Works, Barbara Garii, The Glow Foundation, Heather Harrison, Raymond D. Jasen, Jim Henson Foundation, Keith Haring Foundation, Ellen Kodadek, Kenneth Koranyi, Nelson Lee / Flushing Bank, Law Offices of Vincent Toomey, James S. Liao, Emily Lin / Lin & Loveall Foundation, Linden Arts Fund for Children, Anita Liu, Louis Armstrong Education Foundation, Lyell Korea, Materials for the Arts, William McClure, NYC & Company Foundation, New York Community Bank Foundation, Northwell Health, Queens Art Education Center / Arthur Liu, Queens College, Queens Courier, Georgiana Reese-Benatti, RuDance / Asian American Dance Sport Corp., Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Vincent Toomey, Mei Ya Tsai, Veronica Tsang, Claire Shulman, Tai & Tony Wang / WAC Lighting, Jay Wegman, Jonathan White, Edwina & Eldwin Wong, Minwen Yang, Hank Yeh, and gifts made in loving memory of Amal Hussain and Irene and Maxwell Seligman.