Kristen Strom Quartet

Saxophonist Kristen Strom has performed with Manhattan Transfer, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Heath, Steve Turre, Jon Faddis, Kevin Mahogany, Michel Legrand, the San Jose Symphony, the Temptations, Natalie Cole, The Four Tops, and Beach Blanket Babylon.

She has released two CDs as a leader, "Intention", and "Sojourn", the latter featuring this quartet. She has also recorded more than 25 CDs with various jazz and pop artists, including Crossing Borders, John Worley and Worlview, Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo, Wally Schnalle, Burning Bridges, Tim Volpicella, and four albums with The Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra.

Kristen is saxophone instructor at Santa Clara University, is on the faculty of the Stanford Jazz Workshop, and is the Education Consultant for the San Jose Jazz Society.

She has a B.A. in Music from San Jose State University, and studied with Joe Henderson, Mel Martin, and Victor Morosco.

Guitarist Scott Sorkin attended San Jose State University, and studied wth Steve Erquiaga, Rick Vandivier, and Bruce Forman.

He has performed with Stanford Jazz Workshop, Don Haas, Al Plank, Mike Vax, Johnny Coppola, Wesla Whitfield, John Stowell, Bruce Forman, Smith Dobson, Noel Jewkes, Louie Bellson, Chuck Travis, Jack Sheldon, Anton Schwartz, Eric Crystal, Harvey Wainapel, Jacqui Naylor, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor, The Lennon Sisters, Andrea Marcovicci, The 5th Dimension, Roger Williams, San Jose Symphony, Monterey Symphony, San Jose Civic Light Opera, Vikki Carr, Rich Little, The Drifters, and The Ink Spots, in addition to wife Kristen Strom.

Bassist John Shifflett has performed with Dave Liebman, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Red Holloway, Ernie Watts, John Zorn, Kim Richmond, Madeleine Peyroux, Kurt Elling, Norma Winstone, Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, John Stowell, Harold Land, and Kendra Shank.

In the Bay Area he can be heard with Boz Scaggs, Eric Crystal, the Mike Zilber/Steve Smith quartet, the Scott Amendola Band, the Taylor Eigsti Trio, the Paul Nagel Trio, Ann Dyer & No Good Time Fairies, the Will Bernard Quartet, Anton Schwartz, Ray Brown's Great Big Band, Ben Goldberg, Tim Volpicella, and many others.

John was heard here previously with Scott Amendola, Dave Mac Nab, Dave Scott, Michael Zilber, John Stowell, Chuck Manning, Sheldon Brown, Emil Viklicky, and the Harvey Wainapel / Phil Grenadier Group.

Drummer Jason Lewis has played with a variety of talented musicians including: Joshua Breakstone, John Stowell, Gary Burton, James Moody, Mark Murphy, Norma Winstone, Larry Coryell, Darol Anger, Regina Carter, Johnny Frigo, Ann Dyer, James Carter, Taylor Eigsti, John Handy, Anton Schwartz, Mark Levine, Peter Apfelbaum, Cornelius Bumpus, and Kurt Elling.

For much of the past several years he has been touring with Boz Scaggs, and appears on the latter's recording of standards, "But Beautiful".

Jason was heard here previously with Harvey Wainapel, Dave Mac Nab, Dave Scott, Michael Zilber, John Stowell, Sheldon Brown, Jeff Chambers, and Mike Greensill.