BLONDE BASS

SISTERHOOD IN THE GROOVE

Part bass ensemble, part vocal ensemble, Blonde Bass is a chamber group that’s more than the sum of its parts. Each song is a musical dance between bassists Ida Hvid, Kristin Korb, and Helle Marstrand as they seamlessly trade roles playing melodies, percussion, harmonies and walking lines. Their 3-part vocals add that extra layer to achieve the right combination of richness, depth, focus, balance, harmony and finesse.

Blonde Bass blends swinging standards, funky originals, plaintive acapella ballads, and tributes to their bass heroes (Ray Brown, NHØP, Hugo Rasmussen, and more) for an eclectic sonic adventure that is rarely seen or heard.

Ida Hvid – bass, vocals
Kristin Korb – bass, vocals
Helle Marstrand – bass, vocals

Bassister elsker at hænge ud sammen, men i jazzverdenen spiller de ikke sammen så tit – som regel spiller de i hver sit orkester. Så selv om jazz-bassister mødes og spiller lidt duo eller ensemble, sker det sjældent i fuld offentlighed.

Ida Hvid, Kristin Korb og Helle Marstrand kendte hinanden som etablerede bassister i ind- og udland. En dag, ved en meget vellykket bas-jam besluttede de at udbygge det gode groove og udvidede med vokal-arrangementer, percussion og originalt materiale. Tilsammen blev det til “Blonde Bass

Blonde Bass blander jazz standards, originale kompositioner, bass tributes og 3-stemmige korarrangementer – og præsenterer hermed et show, der er underholdende, medrivende og helt unikt.

“A celebration of sisterhood in the groove.”

Ida Hvid – bas, vokal
Kristin Korb – bas, vokal
Helle Marstrand – bas, vokal

KRISTIN KORB

Dansk Bio
“Kristin Korb- en funklende stjerne”. Bassist og vokalist, som mestrer både vokal og bass med elegance og samhørighed fremført med en snilde, som fremstår ligeså naturligt, som når vi andre trækker vejret.” All About Jazz
Fakkelbærer for “the groove stomping tradition” inspireret af hendes mentor, den legendarisk amerikanske bassist Ray Brown, bærer Kristin Korb traditionen videre. Tilført hendes egne refleksioner og fortolkninger af “The Great American Songbook” hvor hun formidler historierne på en inderlig, overraskende og imødekommende måde.
Korb forelskede sig i Jazz og bassen som 13 årig, da hun deltog i en musik lejr for Jazz. Oplevelsen fasttømrede hendes kald og hvad hun ville med sit liv, og har sidenhen ført hende til en succesful karriere med stribevis af koncerter over hele verden. Koncerter hvor hun fik mulighed for at spille med hendes egne musikalske helte, såsom Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Bruce Forman, Mike Wofford, and Ken Peplowski. I Los Angeles og med en veletableret musik karriere mødte hun kærligheden. Hun forelskede sig i sin danske mand, og flyttede til Danmark i 2011. Korb fortsætter sin udøvelse af innovativ mainstream jazz at its very best.
English Bio

“Kristin Korb is a jewel of jewels. The bassist and vocalist commands both of her instruments with panache, engaging them simultaneously with an ease comparable to breathing.” All About Jazz

Steeped in the groove stomping tradition of her mentor Ray Brown, Kristin Korb departs with her own reflections of the Great American Songbook to tell stories in a warm, surprising, and approachable style. Korb fell in love with jazz and the bass at a jazz camp when she was thirteen. Her journey since that fateful camp has taken her all over the world, playing with her heroes including Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Bruce Forman, Mike Wofford, and Ken Peplowski. After building her career based in Southern California, she fell in love, married, and moved to Denmark to be with her Danish husband in 2011. Korb continues her pursuit of innovative mainstream jazz at its very best.

IDA HVID

Dansk Bio

Ida Hvid er elev af Hugo Rasmussen og uddannet ved Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium i 2013.

Ida Hvid har spillet i en række danske og internationale  sammenhænge med blandt andre Alvin Queen (US), Jesse Davis (US), Ben Besiakov (DK), Niels Jørgen Steen (DK), Birgitte Soojin (NO), Dwayne Clemons (US), Knut Riisnæs (NO), Anna Pauline (SE) og Mårten Lundgren (SE).

Ida Hvid er modtager af det danske legat, Bent Jædig-prisen.

English Bio

Ida Hvid is a Danish bassist based in Copenhagen.

Ida Hvid has worked in Danish and International constellations with among others Alvin Queen (US), Jesse Davis (US), Ben Besiakov (DK), Niels Jørgen Steen (DK), Birgitte Soojin (NO), Dwayne Clemons (US), Knut Riisnæs (NO), Anna Pauline (SE) and Mårten Lundgren (SE).

Ida Hvid recieved the danish ward, The Bent Jædig Price.

HELLE MARSTRAND

Dansk Bio

Helle Marstrand er uddannet på Rytmisk Konservatorium i København og er blevet undervist af bl.a. Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen. Helle har i 30 år været bassist i Sophisticated Ladies og spiller herudover i andre orkestre, bl.a. sin egen Helle Marstrand Trio med Jacob Fischer på guitar og Jonas Johansen på trommer. Sammen med Sophisticated Ladies har hun udgivet 6 CD´er og også medvirket i en række albums med andre orkestre.

English Bio

Helle Marstrand was educated at the Rhythmic Conservatory in Copenhagen and studied with bass legend Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen among others. Over the past thirty years, Helle has been the bassist for Sophisticated Ladies and many other bands, including her own Helle Marstrand Trio with Jacob Fischer on guitar and Jonas Johansen on drums. Together with Sophisticated Ladies,  Helle has released 6 CDs and worked with a number of international level jazz groups in Denmark.

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