Kim Clarke & MAGNETS! feat. Ingrid Jensen


contemporary jazz, funk

The backbone of Defunkt for 22 years plays on 17 albums of Joe Bowie’s mighty funk machine. Kim Clarke has been called “the only well-known female bass player of her generation in jazz”,

while she’s often mentioned with Bootsy Collins as the master of funk. Magnets is her intensive trio that can stylistically go from tough hard bop to tender ballads or from funk to Latin and

rock-influenced areas or combine all of them. Any old way it will be a 100 % New York experience!

According to the situation, Kim Clarke plays acoustic bass, electric upright bass and 4- and 5-string electric bass guitars. She has studied music extensively and has won many a jazz price through the

years. She is truly experienced, to quote Jimi Hendrix, one of her favourite artists. On top of Defunkt she toured for two years with Joe Henderson’s quartet and has worked, among others, with Yusef

Lateef, Art Blakey, Cassandra Wilson, Geri Allen, James Blood Ulmer, Screaming Jay Hawkins and Queen Latifah.

Sarah Morrow, bold trombone player was the first female instrumentalist to become a member of Ray Charles’ orchestra. She toured with him 1995 – 1997 and left the group to join Foley,

Miles Davis’ lead bass player. She received the Rising Talent Award at Guinness Festival in Cork, Ireland, 2005 and has played festivals at 5 continents. Sarah’s 4th project, ELEKTRIC AIR,

featuring Robert Glasper takes the audience on a new musical journey combining urban elements with jazz in fresh, new and exciting ways.

Grace Kelly, a talented and very young sax player/singer-songwriter/composer, born in May 1992, has already been on the international jazz scene for several years. She has recorded and/or

performed with many jazz legends: Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, Dave Brubeck, Hank Jones and Wynton Marsalis among others, and everybody agrees that she’s got plenty of talent. She has released four

CD’s under her own name. And Grace Kelly is actually her real name – she got it in 1997 when her mother married Mr Robert Kelly. “Grace Kelly plays with intelligence, wit and feeling. She

has a great amount of natural ability and the ability to adapt that is the hallmark of a first-class jazz musician”, Wynton Marsalis has said of her.

Ingrid Jensen, born in Vancouver, Canada, headed east after receiving a number of scholarships to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Since graduating in 1989, her life has

contained a whirlwind of musical activities. “Ingrid plays trumpet and flugelhorn with all the brilliance and fire of a true virtuoso, following the spirit of the muse as she creates… warm,

sensitive, exciting and totally honest…", has Marian McPartland said of this talented lady.


Bruce Edwards
Ingrid Jensen
Kim Clarke
Marcello Pellitteri
Nikita White
Rob Scheps

Performances in 2009

Cafe Jazz
Kirjurinluoto Arena