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Master class: Kristin Korb

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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Jazz vocalist and bassist Kristin Korb presents a master class.

A singing double bassist with a deep sense of swing, Kristin 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. Korb and her all-star trio, featuring musical power-houses Bruce Forman on guitar and Jeff Hamilton on drums, share an inspired set of popular songs using innovative arrangements. Korb earned her Music Education degree at Eastern Montana College and her master’s in Classical Bass Performance at 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 (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 out-reach and teaches at universities, jazz camps and festivals with young students. As President-elect of the International Society of Bassists, she served as Artistic Director for the 2013 ISB Convention in Rochester, New York (Eastman School of Music). Korb 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.

Location

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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