Steve Kim is an active bassist, composer, and teacher based in Seattle, Washington. He was a student of bassists Ray Brown and Gary Peacock, and studied improvisation /composition with Charlie Banacos.

His live and recorded performances include appearances with Larry Coryell’s Eleventh House, Don Mock, Dave Valentine, Jeff Simmons, Scott Cossu, Garth Hudson, Ventures guitarist Nokie Edwards, and on the 2014 release ”In Deep Owl” by Soundgarden bassist Ben Sheppard.

Steve has been commissioned to compose for the Southern Arts Council, the Seattle Arts Commission, the choreographers Bill Evans, Clay Talefero, and filmmaker Eric Patton. 

He served as a cultural ambassador for the City of Seattle in Kobe, Japan, and was honored as a Centennial Artist during the Washington State Centennial Celebration.

From 1989-2021 Steve was on the faculty of the Music Technology Department at Shoreline Community College. He has also taught at Pacific Lutheran University, The Newcomb-Tulane College of Tulane University, The All-Electric Bass Workshop at Seattle Pacific University, The National Guitar Workshop, The Experience Music Project, and The Bill Evans Summer Institute Of Dance. In 2015, Steve Kim was a recipient of The Evergreen State College Teacher Excellence Award.