There are few bassists who can sing and there are even fewer who can 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.
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, 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 of the International Society of Bassists, Korb was artistic director for the 2013 ISB 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
Take Five With...
Read more articles
December 11, 2018
Kristin Korb Christmas
August 02, 2013
Kristin Korb, International Jazz Bassist/vocalist, Returns To Southern...
April 02, 2013
International Jazz Artist Kristin Korb Releases New Album "What's Your...
August 25, 2011
Catching up with Kristin Korb
July 20, 2009
What's New: Bill Evans (Box), Christian McBride (CD), Kristin Korb...
August 18, 2006
Pamela York and Kristin Korb West Coast Tour 2006
March 11, 2005
World Premiere of Rob Scheps' Piece for Orchestra with Bill Mays,...
“Kristin Korb is a jewel of jewels. The bassist and vocalist commands both of her instruments with panache, engaging them simultaneously with an ease comparable to breathing.” Tyran Grillo, All About Jazz
Kristin Korb does for bass what Diana Krall does for piano; and it's not just the hair dudes. Wit and Wisdom, nice sounds. - All About Jazz
Though many a fine bassist - Jay Leonhart, John Miller and Clipper Anderson among them - occasionally sings, Kristin Korb numbers among the rare few who excel at both. - Christopher Loudon - Jazz Times
This could be a candidate for vocal album of the year