Kristen Strom Quintet
Kristen Strom, saxophone; Scott Sorkin, guitar; Peter
Stoltzman, piano; Josh Thurston-Milgrom, bass; Smith Dobson V,
Wednesday, July 21 | 7:30 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $24 general | $14 students
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Multi-woodwind virtuoso Kristen Strom "embodies her musical
philosophy in every note she plays" (San Jose Mercury News). It's
a musical philosophy based on versatility, beauty, and communication,
and it has made her one of the Bay Area's most in-demand musicians.
In addition to leading her own groups, she has performed with Natalie
Cole, Jimmy Heath, the San Jose Symphony, the Nuclear Whales Saxophone
Quartet, and many more. Her work in the group Crossing Borders with
Canadian vocalist/pianist Jennifer Scott has earned critical praise
and made fans all over North America. The Palo Alto Daily News called
her 2005 album Intention "mesmerizing," and described her
as "among the finest contemporary sax players."
Not only a versatile performer, Strom is a committed educator and advocate
for jazz music. She teaches saxophone at Santa Clara University, coordinates
education for the San Jose Jazz Society, and is a long-time member
of the Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty. With a sensational lineup of
Stanford Jazz musicians, the Kristen Strom Quintet plays strongly melodic
music straight from the heart with subtlety and style.
Kristen Strom – "Blackbird"
Kristen Strom – "Nancy's Eyes"
Kristen Strom – "River Man"
Kristen Strom with the Silicon Valley Repertory Jazz Orchestra, "Hop, Skip & A Jump"