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)