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.

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Bruce Forman (guitar), Jeff Hamilton (drums), and Kristin Korb

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