With a tone that's lithe and lustrous, Kristen Strom embodies her musical philosophy in every note she plays.
In addition to leading her own ensemble, the Kristen Strom Quintet, she is an integral part of some of the San Francisco Bay Area's leading bands. She has performed with many well-known artists, including Manhattan Transfer, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Heath, Steve Turre, Kevin Mahogany, Michel LeGrand, the San Jose Symphony, the Temptations, Natalie Cole, The Four Tops, and the San Francisco Production Beach Blanket Babylon. In addition to her solo albums, "Intention", and "Sojourn"she has recorded more than 30 CDs with various jazz and pop artists, including the international jazz group Crossing Borders, John Worley and Worlview, Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo, Wally Schnalle, Tammy L. Hall, The Jim Norton Collective and poet Paul Zarzyski and four albums with The Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra. Her touring schedule has included performances across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia with the Nuclear Whales and others.
Kristen is saxophone and jazz combo instructor at Santa Clara University, is on the faculty of the Stanford Jazz Workshop and is the Director of South Bay Summer Jazz Intensive.
Kristen has a B.A. in Music from San Jose State University, as well as graduate studies in music education, and studied saxophone and woodwinds with Joe Henderson, Mel Martin and Victor Morosco.
Kristen is an endorsing artist and clinician for Selmer saxophones.
For more information about Kristen Strom, please visit: http://www.kristenstrom.com/.