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Singing bassist Kristin Korb to perform with BYU-Idaho Sound Alliance

January 13, 2010

Writer: Writer: Don Sparhawk

Bass player and vocalist Kristin Korb, from Los Angeles, will headline a winter jazz concert Saturday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Oscar A. Kirkham Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho.


Backing up Korb will be the BYU-Idaho Sound Alliance jazz ensemble under the direction of Mark Watkins. Korb will also perform with the BYU-Idaho Faculty Jazz Ensemble, featuring Jay Lawrence, Justin Nielsen and Aaron Miller.


Korb decided early in her musical studies in Boise to be a jazz musician. Now, she is a premier singer with a personal approach and a deep sense of swing.


Jazz bass icon Ray Brown arranged Korb's first recording, "Introducing Kristin Korb," on Telarc Records, while she was privately studying with him. Her new release, "In the Meantime," features innovative arrangements of jazz standards with the help of jazz greats Bob Sheppard, Nick Mancini, Llew Matthews, Steve Barnes and Larry Koonse.


In addition to performing, Korb is a faculty member at the University of Southern California and at Azusa Pacific University.


Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for BYU-Idaho students and employees. They are available online at www.byui.edu/tickets, at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office, or by calling 496-2230.