Kirsten Lamb is an award-winning double bassist, vocalist, and educator praised by the Boston Globe for her “versatility and assurance”. As a soloist, Kirsten has debuted material at the Massachusetts State House and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and The Stone in New York City. Also a sought-after collaborator, Kirsten is a member of Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band and Klezperanto, and has performed alongside a variety of musicians including John Zorn, The Ballroom Thieves, The Klezmer Conservatory Band, and Gil Scott-Heron’s Midnight Band.
With ensembles, Kirsten has played at venues including the Kennedy Center, National Sawdust, the Rochester International Jazz Festival and the National Women’s Music Festival, and has won awards at the International Jewish Music Festival, the Boston Jewish Music Festival, and the M Prize Competition.
Also an avid educator, Kirsten maintains a private double bass studio in Greater Boston, weekly teaching residencies at Horizons for Homeless Children and the Brookline Early Education Program, and is a roster artist for Young Audiences of Massachusetts.
Kirsten earned a Bachelor of Music in Double Bass Performance and Ethnomusicology from Oberlin Conservatory, and holds a Master of Music in Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory, where she was awarded the Gunther Schuller Medal upon graduation for extraordinary contributions to the school.