Kristen moved to New York City from Boston with theatrical aspirations, but soon found herself enamored by the intimacy of cabaret, and soon thereafter fell ‘down the rabbit hole’, as she likes to say, into the world of jazz. She sang for a big band for several years, and gradually tapered off her stage work to fully dedicate herself to this music. Through intensive study with critically acclaimed composer and vocalist Tom Lellis, she started writing original arrangements and songs, further developing a taste and sound that’s truly unique.
Her soon to be released debut record, “Inside Out” is a deeply personal statement of jazz standards and inventive takes of pop songs from the 1980’s, and features an original poem.
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