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Kirsten Edkins Band | Steamers JAZz at JAX

August 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Steamers JAZZ at JAX

Lemar Guillary – trombone
Sam Hirsch – piano
Ahmet Turkmenoglu – bass
Chris Wabuch – drums

Kirsten Edkins was the first woman to perform in Bill Holman’s Big Band and has been a member of several Grammy- award winning bands: John Beasley’s MONK’estra, the Claire Fischer Band, Big Phat Band and the late composer Johnny Mandel’s band. She’s performed on many television shows, such as “American Idol”, “the Late, Late Show”, “Tonight Show” and “The Voice” where she’s worked with artists like Pharrell Williams, Katherine McPhee, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

A graduate of the Eastman School of music, Edkins’ music isn’t just for her, but to show her students everything that can be accomplished through music, from problem solving to self-expression. She has a private studio in Southern California, has taught at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Bill Green Mentorship for the LA Jazz Institute, Monterey Jazz Camp, Stanford Jazz Camp, and Idyllwild Performing Arts. She is a proud D’Addario Winds Artist and plays Retro Revival mouthpieces.

Inspired by jazz greats such as John Coltrane, Eddie Harris and Joe Henderson, Kirsten developed her own voice of thoughtfulness that is expressed on her two albums. Her newest release “Shapes and Sound” (2023) was recorded LIVE in an all- valve (vacuum tube) recording studio for famed mastering engineer Kevin Gray. The album was a culmination of her process of refining her craft and putting in the work to develop her own thoughtful voice. That voice can be heard in the unique compositions and improvisational phrasing.

7:00pm-8:30pm Show
5:30pm Doors Open

Ultra VIP section ($35/person tables for 2 or 4)
VIP section ($25/person tables for 2 or 4; $20 single barstool seats)
General Seating section ($15/person tables for 2 or 4; $15 single barstool seats)
Booths for 4 People $160

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1 ENTRÉE PURCHASE PER PERSON IS REQUIRED (a $10 surcharge will be added if no entrée is purchased, there are no drink minimums)
All sales are final, but if for any reason show is canceled all purchases will be refunded.
Must be 21 years old to drink alcoholic beverages.
No outside beverages are allowed.


August 24, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Campus JAX
3950 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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(949) 261-6270
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