Kim Anderson is a composer, songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist based out of New York. Her music walks the line between many genres, incorporating the lyrical intimacy of folk songs with the delicate, detailed instrumental arrangements of chamber music. Raised by jazz musician parents in New York City, she grew up absorbing a diverse blend of musical genres, continuing on to study composition more formally at New England Conservatory in Boston, MA, and later to immerse herself in the world of West African music when she began studying the rhythmic percussion traditions of Ivory Coast and Guinea. She works as a composer/arranger and teacher, and is a musician for Big Apple Playback Theater and percussionist with the Kotchegna Drum and Dance Company, led by Ivory Coast-based master drummer and dancer Vado Diomande. She also performs her own original music throughout the NY area and beyond.
When she turns her attention to songwriting, her unique musical influences blend to create poetic, evocative songs that will stick with you for a long time. Her current band provides a warm backdrop of electric guitar, keyboards, bass, drums and rich vocal harmony. Her debut album ‘Yarrow’ features an unforgettable collection of songs backed by lush string and woodwind arrangements and a stellar rhythm section featuring Will Graefe (Star Rover), Benjamin Lazar Davis (Joan as Policewoman, Cuddle Magic) and Bram Kincheloe (formerly of Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds).