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Kristen Strom

Roots, Jazz, and American Music | Jazz Saxophone

What is your favorite recording?

Ah, impossible question, but I love Joe Henderson, State of the Tenor. And Four!

Who were your major teachers?

Joe Henderson, Vic Morosco, Greg Yasinitsky

What is a favorite quote that you repeatedly tell students?

Articulation is time!

What is your daily practice routine?

Tone studies every day, then technical work (Salviani-Iasilli) stuff related to current projects on saxophone - and alternately on flute and clarinet.

What are your most important collaborations?

Scott Sorkin, guitarist, in performance from duo to 10-piece ensemble, Crossing Borders, an American/Canadian collaboration, and the Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra (invaluable ensemble experience)

What recordings can we hear you on?

Kristen Strom – Moving Day: The Music of John Shifflett (Origin OA2 Records)
Kristen Strom Quartet – Sojourn (Tone Queen)
Kristen Strom – Intention (Open Path)
Crossing Borders – Mess Around (RenJenStromkin)
Jennifer Scott and Kristen Strom – Crossing Borders (RenJenStromkin)
Jim Norton Collective Time Remembered: Compositions of Bill Evans" (Origin)