Chloe Kim is a drummer. In this profile she beings by telling us why she describes herself as a drum kit specialist rather than a percussionist. Chloe started playing music when she was very young. She switched to the drums as much, as she tells us, for the look of the kit as for the sound. She started playing and listening to jazz when she move to Australia from her home in Korea when she was in her teens. She studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where is now completing a Masters Degree, as well as teaching drum kit. She shares the advice she would now give to a young teenage woman who is thinking of studying and making a career in music.
Chloe has recently been focussing on solo drumming. Before we her her talk, there is a section of her recording , Recovery- drum solo for Korea. There is another section of the same piece at the end of the profile. While she is talking, we hear sections of a piece from her new album. The piece is titled Repetition. The album, How to Get Through, was released in May of this year.
The profile was first broadcast in Mick Paddon’s weekly show, Time and Space, on July 15th
This podcast is part of the series, Changing the Face of Jazz, which Mick Paddon has been producing since 2017