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November 15, 2023 @ 7pm
November 15, 2023 @ 9pm
Saxophonist Kristen Strom has been a mainstay on the Bay Area music scene for nearly two decades, acclaimed for beautifully rendered melodies, exceptional tonality, and accomplished musicianship. Strom has played alongside many well-known artists, including Manhattan Transfer, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Heath, Steve Turre, Taj Mahal, Ruthie Foster, Pamela Rose, and Jon Faddis.
In addition to her solo albums, Intention, Sojourn and Moving Day: The Music of John Shifflett, she has recorded more than 40 CDs with various jazz and pop artists, including the international jazz group Crossing Borders, John Worley and Worlview, Taj Mahal, Pamela Rose, Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo, Tammy L. Hall, The Jim Norton Collective and poet Paul Zarzyski.
Her touring schedule has included performances across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. San Jose Mercury News says of her most recent album, Sojourn, “It floats, swings, and touches on samba, and each track has a gem-like solo by the leader.”
The Kristen Strom Quartet performs at Keys Jazz Bistro with their repertoire of melodic, exhilarating jazz. Kristen and her long-time band-mates, husband/guitarist Scott Sorkin, bassist Ken Okada and drummer Jason Lewis have a deep connection, and Erik Jekabsen is a favorite collaborator.
Happy Hour 5pm – 6pm. First come, first serve seating. Shows begin at 7pm and 9pm.
Tickets: $25 per show
Students and IMA Members can purchase tickets for $15 in person for the 7pm and 9pm shows and may attend 11pm shows free of charge (with proof of valid ID).