Kim Efert completed a degree in jazz guitar and instrumental teaching at the Musikhochschule Köln. His current projects include the jazz-world music quartet »East Affair« and the trio »Kim3«. With the ensemble »East Affair« he is the winner of the national competition Creole in 2009 and winner of the NRW Competition Creole 2008. He regularly tours with the Canadian harmonica virtuoso Carlos del Junco and, since 2012, also with the musical Cabaret Act »Annamateur«. He has worked with musicians like Arve Henriksen, Bob Mintzer, Bill Ramsey, and popular artists such as Clueso, Fools Garden and Annett Louisan. Efert performed at prestigious festivals like »Colours of Ostrava« in the Czech Republic, »Almaty Jazz Festival« in Kazakhstan and »Salzburger Festspiele«. He has worked in music and radio drama productions, such as the audio book »Measuring the World« by Daniel Kehlmann (German Grammophon, 2007). Efert participated in various theatre productions including »Measure for Measure« by Shakespeare (directed by Thomas Ostermeier, 2011) at the Schaubühne in Berlin.