Spring 2019 Concert: Kristin Korb Trio
There are few bassists who can sing and there are even fewer who can do it well. Billings native, Kristin Korb has carved a niche as one of the finest in that realm. Known for her exuberant spirit and contagious optimism, Korb returns to her roots for a tour across Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. Joining Korb for the tour are Montana all-stars Craig Hall (guitar) and Erik Olson (piano, saxophone). While earning her masters degree from the University of California in San Diego, Kristin met and studied with bass icon Ray Brown. She now lives in Denmark and tours internationally as an artist and educator. Craig Hall is a mainstay for concerts in Montana and is also known as a master educator. In 2013, Erik Olson accepted a position at Sheridan College as a piano and saxophone instructor. Erik also is one of the founders of Allied Music, which is a well known performing arts academy located in Billings, MT.
Tickets are $35 for current EIJS members and $40 for non-members, plus handling fees. ALL patrons who purchase a ticket are invited to the pre-concert reception at 7:00pm!
This concert has been generously sponsored by eastern idaho regional medical center!
Past Concerts Offered by EIJS
Max Hatt/Edda Glass/Clipper Anderson Trio
7:30pm Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Max Hatt / Edda Glass have "an incomparable spook” (Nashville Scene) and a "unique sound" (Larry Groce, NPR) that's taken them across the county from NPR Mountain Stage to NYC's Lincoln Center, DC's Kennedy Center, and the Sundance Film Festival. Glass's voice ultimately "one of a kind...you cannot confuse her with another artist" (New York Theatre Guide). Hatt's equally distinctive guitar work combines the harmonic innovations of jazz and classical with the melodic resonance of folk, creating music that's "subtly poignant, elegantly funky, and haunting without trying to be" (Nels Cline, Wilco).
Scriver Baker Sjobeck Trio
7:30pm Friday, June 8, 2018
Led by native Idahoan pianist Alexandra Sjobeck, the Colorado-based SBS Trio presented nostalgic, traditional jazz influenced by Oscar Peterson and Miles Davis. Joined by David Baker on bass and Sarute Wijitwechakarn on drums, the trio embraced a sophisticated style with a modern take on a timeless genre.
7:30pm Friday, October 27, 2017
Virtuoso guitarist, Robert Conti, delivered a masterful performance of jazz standards and originals with uneering technical command and precision. Conti was backed by John Anderson (Drums), Bob Dunmire (Sax), Terrel Merkley (Keys) and Russ Thompson (Bass).
7:30pm Saturday, June 24, 2017
Mark Winkler, platinum award winning singer/lyricist, was joined with Wilson Brown (piano), Russ Thompson (bass), Bob Dunmire (sax), and John Anderson (drums/guitar) for a swinging musical journey of Bobby Troup and original tunes.