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News ( Jan 2015) Some highlights of 2014 - I was involved with two album projects that were well-received. Crossing Borders's CD, "Mess Around" was one of Andrew Gilbert 's 10-Best California jazz albums of the year, and James Norton's "Time-Remembered: Compositions of Bill Evans" just got 4 stars in Downbeat! (Fall 2014) We had a great summer of music, jazz festivals and camps, including a new CD with Crossing Borders, "Mess Around", now available on at CDBaby, Itunes, and Amazon!

(Summer 2014)

Stanford Jazz Festival July 13 - Remembering Stan Getz, with the Kristen Strom Quintet, featuring vocalist Jackie Ryan. Look for the new release from Crossing Borders, our band with the fabulous Canadian musicians, Jennifer Scott and Rene Worst. Bay Area Cd-Release concerts in August!

(December 2010) Looking forward to a great 2011, starting with a trip to NYC with Pamela Rose, and work on two new cds. Happy New Year! (September 2010) After a great summer of jazz festivals, jazz camps and just fun music, this fall is shaping up to be just as happening! Looking forward to gigs with my band in the Bay Area, concerts with Novo Tempo in the Northwest, the first tour of our new band, "New Almaden Trio", in California and Oregon, more fun wth Pamela Rose and Wild Women of Song, and the release of New Almaden cellist Renata Bratt's CD, " A Slice of Summer"(June 2010) Just finished a great trip to London with Pamela Rose and Wild Women of Song! Looking forward to a great summer of playing and teaching - check out the calendar for some fun upcoming gigs. (Dec 2009) As this year comes to a close, I am grateful for all who have supported my performances here and in Canada! We'll start out 2010 with a performance in Denver, and then Crossing Borders returns to the Northwest for some gigs at the end of January. Work is starting on a new Kristen Strom CD as well.(Jan 2009) Check out the spring/summer dates on the calendar page, and watch for Crossing Borders as we play some Bay Area dates! We will be in the Northwest and Canada in September/October '09. (January 2008) The new CD by Kristen Strom and Jennifer Scott, "Crossing Borders,"has been released and is available at CDBaby and Amazon now! Listen to samples on the CD page. (November 2007) - Kristen has recently recorded a new CD with dynamic Vancouver jazz vocalist Jennifer Scott. The album is called “Crossing Borders” and was released in January 2008. Kristen and Jennifer toured the West Coast of the US and Canada in January and February. You can follow their progress at
(January 2007) - Listen to Kris' podcast interview about her career and CD on Scroll about halfway down the page.

Welcome to my website! My CDs, "Sojourn", “Intention, "Crossing Borders" and "Mess Around", are available at CD Baby, Amazon, on Itunes, Rhapsody, and many other digital music sites.

If you'd like to purchase a copy from me directly just send me an email and I'll arrange to get your copy mailed to you (autographed, if you'd like). I accept PayPal.

"Intention" features a collection of great melodies and improvising by myself and a great band featuring:

Scott Sorkin - guitars
Jason Lewis – drums and percussion
John Shifflett – bass
Adam Shulman – piano
Plus other special guests.

Also take a look at the calendar page for live shows.

Hope to see you around,



Kristen Strom is an endorsing artist for Selmer saxophones