Welcome! If you’re reading this page, we either met in Bremen, or you found my postcard laying somewhere around the Jazz Denmark booth.  Regardless of what brought you, I’m glad you’re here.

Instead of filling your bag with too much propaganda, I decided to put it all here on one page. Below, you’ll find the projects I’m presenting right now. Feel free to peruse the rest of the website for my bio, other CD projects, tour dates, and more videos.

BOOKING: Morten Korb Stove
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morten (at) korbination.com

PROJECTS FOR 2019-2020

Kristin Korb Trio

The trio format has been important to me for a very long time. It was how I first started listening to jazz and those players have been my biggest influences. I’m thrilled to call Magnus Hjorth (piano) and Snorre Kirk (drums) my partners in crime for over 6 years now. There’s a symbiosis and trust amongst us that translates to spirited arrangements, delicate ballads, and a lot of laughter on the bandstand. 

My latest 3 projects (That Time of Year, Beyond the Moon, and Finding Home) were with these guys.

 

Kristin Korb Trio + Guests

Because the trio is so strong, we enjoy bringing in guests to shake things up a bit and turn our trio into a mini big band. In the past few years, we’ve been joined by Bob Rockwell, Karl-Martin Almqvist, Mårten Lundgren, Nils Landgren, Steen Nikolaj Hansen and Jan Harbeck. 

My holiday project That Time of Year (2018) features the harmonica work of the young Danish rising star Mathias Heise. The video here gives a little taste of what we’re doing together. We’d love to bring the holidays to you. (Live performance starts at 3:05 in the video.)

Big Band

I first started working on my big band book back in 2012 for a concert that I had with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra. My book was a mix of stock arrangements and a few commissions. Over the years, I’ve kept adding new commissions and the set has become quite exciting and dynamic. The arrangements were created with my singing and bass playing in mind by some of today’s best arrangers: Gordon Goodwin, Tom Kubis, Kim Richmond, and Bill Mays. In April 2019, I toured Montenegro with the San Diego State University Big Band under the direction of Bill Yeager. These guys knocked it out of the park. The video here gives you a quick 2 minutes so you get the feel for what the set is like. 

I’d love to play this book more. The pieces are unique and a fun challenge for the bands that play them. I’m also open to expanding the book and including more arrangements. Links to the scores can be given by request.

Orchestra Book

I also happen to have a book of five arrangements for my trio and a full orchestra. The arrangements were commissioned for a concert with the South Dakota Symphony in 2005. Arrangers include Rob Pronk, Bill Mays, Tamir Hendelman, and Rob Scheps.

Blonde Bass – Debuting this summer!

In the bass family, it isn’t uncommon to get together to play duos or other ensemble pieces for fun. Publicly, though, it is rare for bass players to be the entire ensemble.

Ida Hvid, Kristin Korb, and Helle Marstrand knew each other for years as established bassists and band leaders in Denmark and out in the world. Jamming together one day, they had so much fun that they decided to follow the groove deeper, added vocals, percussion, original songs, and came up with a name: Blonde Bass.

Blonde Bass mixes jazz standards, original compositions, bass tributes, and 3-part vocal harmonies to make a show that is entertaining, engaging, and unique.

Playing together is a celebration of sisterhood in the groove.

VIDEO PERSONNEL: Jesper Riis (trumpet), Karl-Martin Almqvist (tenor sax), Soren Moller (piano), Kristin Korb (bass), Karsten Bagge (drums).

Art Blakey Tribute Feat. Rodney Green

This project started in 2018 as a live recording for the Gladsaxe Jazz Club in Denmark in honor of International Jazz Day. Soren Moller and I have re-imagined some of the Jazz Messengers hits (composed by Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Lee Morgan, and Curtis Fuller) with fresh textures and even a few vocals. The response has been overwhelming. We’re thrilled to be playing together and digging deeper into this groove.

In September of 2019, we’re touring Denmark to celebrate 100 years of Art Blakey’s legacy. We’re thrilled to have Rodney Green joining us on the drums for the tour. When Rodney isn’t with us, we’re using Morten Lund or Karsten Bagge on drums. 

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