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Kristin Korb - jazz vocalist & bassist

Kristin Korb's new, all-original, album  "Finding Home" being added to radio now!

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Kristin Korb treasures the jazz tradition. She is known for her collaborations with Ray Brown, Bruce Forman, Jeff Hamilton and more who have all taken note of her incredible sense of swing. On Kristin’s 2013 release What’s Your Story? (JazzWeek Chart peak position #15), she dug deep into her long-standing relationship with classic jazz material and those musical personalities who influenced her. Out of those relationships and experiences, a more developed and diverse musician is emerging and Finding Home.

 

Love brought the American bassist and singer to Denmark in 2011. This September, Kristin Korb releases her most personal CD yet. Finding Home features Kristin’s stories of love, travel, language lessons and the peace she has found in her marriage and her adopted country. Instead of her “korbinated” arrangements of jazz standards, Kristin has made the bold leap to write all original material to fit her life experiences.

 

 "Something to Celebrate” jumps out of the gate with horns and the declaration, “Great news ’cause today it is your day!” reflecting the excitement of new adventure and the journey to come.

 

“Growing up in Montana and living in Los Angeles, I never imagined myself in another country, speaking another language, or seeing myself and my native land in a completely different light.” Korb continues, “The adjustments aren’t easy. All you’ve known and trusted (friends, family, language, culture, etc.) is gone.” “58 Boxes” expresses the longing in that sometimes agonizing transition period:

 

“Seven days of rain as I look out my window. Missing family and friends. Sorry for myself. Change is hard on me sometimes, but I know this feeling soon will end”.

 

For the recording sessions, Kristin assembled some of Denmark’s finest musicians: Magnus Hjorth (piano), Snorre Kirk (drums), Jacob Fischer (guitar), Gerard Presencer (trumpet), Steen Nikolaj Hansen (trombone), Karl-Martin Almqvist (tenor sax) and Danish rock guitar legend Poul Halberg. Many of them, coincidentally, happen to also be expats (Norway, Sweden and England). Their shared relocation experiences bring extra feeling and expression to the tracks.

 

Korb’s musical influences are as varied as her experiences living in Denmark. “I didn’t want a ‘jazzy’ noti

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on to dictate the direction of the songs. I wanted the stories to guide the feel of the music.” This openness is most obvious on “Invisible” where Poul Halberg’s rock guitar fills reflect the challenges of learning a new language and becoming invisible when you can’t follow along or participate in a conversation.

 

“I’m thrilled with my life here. I have my love, my career and larger circle of friends and colleagues than ever before. Finding Home isn’t just my journey. This is for anyone who has made a major life adjustment. Regardless of where we live, we need to be at home within ourselves, enjoying the moments as they come and treasuring the people and kindness around us.

 

 Additional background information:

Korb earned her Music Education degree at Eastern Montana College and her masters in Classical Bass Performance the University of California, San Diego. It was while she was a student at UCSD that her professor, Bertram Turetzky inspired her to sing and play bass at the same time.

 

She also studied with Ray Brown, with whom she made her recording debut, Introducing Kristin Korb with the Ray Brown Trio released in 1996. She has taught at the University of Southern California where she was coordinator of vocal jazz studies, 

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Azuza Pacific University, Grossmont Community College and was Director of Jazz Studies at Central Washington University.

 

Korb is still very involved in educational outreach and teaches at universities, jazz camps and festivals with young students.  As President-Elect of the International Society of Bassists, Korb was artistic director for the 2013 ISB Convention in Rochester, NY (E

astman School of Music).

 

Kristin tours across the world and has performed with jazz artists such as Llew Matthews, Kim Richmond, Pete Christlieb, Jeff Hamilton, Alex Riel and Jan Lundgren. 

 

She now lives in Denmark with her Danish husband.

"Finding Home" Current Radio Adds

KKJZ - Tempe, AZ 

CFRO - Vancouver Cooperative Radio

Jazz from Gallery 41 - Berkeley, CA 

KPRP 650 AM - Honolulu, HI 

HPR-2 (Hawai'i Public Radio) - Honolulu, HI

WWNO - New Orleans, LA

WICN 90.5 FM, Jazz PLUS for New England

WBLV FM 90.3 / WBLU FM 88.9, Blue Lake Public Radio

KBEM FM - Minneapolis, MN

90.1 WNAA FM - Greensboro, NC

WSHA 88.9FM - Raleigh, NC 

WGMC JAZZ 90.1, Rochester,  NY 

WPRB - Villanova, PA

KUSD-FM - South Dakota Public Broadcasting Network

WHRV FM - Norfolk, VA 

WCVE Public Radio - 

KEWU/Jazz 89.5 - Eastern Washington University

Public Radio International  - Seattle, WA

KSDS / San Diego's Jazz 88.3FM

Read Jazz Times Magazine of "What's Your Story?"

Kristin Korb at Hildenberg Jazztag Festival in Germany

Kristin Korb at Hildenberg Jazz Fest 2013 photos: Bernd Zim­mer­mann, Zbi­ge­niew Lewandowski

  photos: Bernd Zim­mer­mann, Zbi­ge­niew Lewandowski

Great new original song from Kristin Korb

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Kristin Korb performs a brand new original song from her current tour.


 

 

Kristin performing "Whirln' Bird" from her DVD "Live in Vienna."


 

Kristin Korb performing "Green Dolphin."