Santa Barbara Jazz Society

The Santa Barbara Jazz Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and support Jazz through a variety of activities.

Concerts are held on the 1st or 2nd Sunday of each month at:

SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street, Santa Barbara
1 – 4 pm

Kristin Korb

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?, the new album from inter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized jazz artist Kristin Korb answers that very ques­tion with 12 time­less tunes that cel­e­brate her story as a jazz vocal­ist and bassist. What’s Your Story? will be released on Korb’s own label, Dou­ble K Music in the U.S. and Europe on April 2, 2013. The album will be avail­able on iTunes, Ama­zon, CD Baby, and select retail outlets.

A singing dou­ble bassist with a deep sense of swing, Korb com­bines the instru­men­tal influ­ence of Ray Brown and Charles Min­gus with the vocal styling of Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzger­ald to cre­ate a sound all her own. Exhil­a­rat­ing to watch live, she sings and plays the bass as effort­lessly as she breathes.

Each song per­formed on the album has its own per­sonal sig­nif­i­cance for Korb. Intro­duced by men­tors, col­leagues and idols, these songs tell the story of a young girl in a Mon­tana mid­dle school who sees her first jazz ensem­ble and grows up to become a con­sum­mate jazz artist.

Korb and her All-Star trio fea­tur­ing musi­cal pow­er­houses Bruce For­man on gui­tar and Jeff Hamil­ton on drums, share an inspired set of pop­u­lar songs using inno­v­a­tive arrange­ments. From Porter to Pinkard, Grouya to Caymmi — What’s Your Story? treats lis­ten­ers to fresh ren­di­tions of some of the all time great com­po­si­tions and intro­duces an orig­i­nal song.

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 Trioreleased in 1996.

She has taught at the Uni­ver­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia where she was coor­di­na­tor of vocal jazz stud­ies, 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 is artis­tic direc­tor for the upcom­ing 2013ISB Con­ven­tion in Rochester, NY (East­man 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.


Tickets Available at the Door

The Santa Barbara Jazz Society is excited to present the Kristin Korb Trio on Sunday, September 24 at SOhO from 1 to 4. There are few bassists who can sing and there are even fewer who do it well. Kristin Korb is one of those artists who make you forget that she is playing the bass when you hear her crystalline voice. Inspired by the days when music was romantic and made you want to dance, Kristin and her trio embody that spirit and carry their audiences along for the ride. Love eventually brought the American bassist and vocalist to Denmark in 2011, but she is back touring in the US and we are so pleased that she and her stateside musicians, pianist Andy Langham and drummer Ryan Korb, have chosen to entertain us. (Yes, that’s Kristin’s brother!)

Kristin earned her masters in Classical Bass Performance at the University of California, San Diego. She also studied with famous bassist, Ray Brown, with whom she made her recording debut.

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