Kirsten Lamb Bio

“…this brilliant young musician [is] someone to watch, someone who can take us to new vistas and teach us to listen with very different ears.”

     - Tony Woodcock, The Huffington Post

Photo: Tim Lehman

Photos: Raffi

Kirsten Lamb appears on the following Evil Clown titles:

String Theory

Photo: Raffi

Kirsten Lamb appears on the following Evil Clown titles:

Leap of Faith

Kirsten Lamb is a double bassist and vocalist originally from northern New Jersey. Praised by the Huffington Post as a "brilliant young musician" and the Boston Globe for her "versatility and assurance," she has performed extensively throughout the United States and internationally playing folk, jazz, classical, and contemporary music.

Kirsten graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in 2009 with a Bachelor of Music in double bass and Ethnomusicology. She studied with bassists Thomas Sperl and Peter Dominguez, sitarist Hasu Patel, and viola da gambist Catharina Meints, and developed a unique style of solo performance.

Kirsten holds a Master of Music Degree in Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory, where she studied with Cecil McBee, Dominique Eade, Hankus Netsky, and Anthony Coleman. While at NEC, she debuted several original solo works in Jordan Hall, played for Elvis Costello, performed in John Zorn’s 35-year retrospective, and actively participated in NEC’s community outreach program. Upon graduation in 2015, Kirsten was awarded the Gunther Schuller Medal for “extraordinary contributions to the life of New England Conservatory.”

An avid teacher, Kirsten maintains a private studio, a weekly residency with Young Audiences of Massachusetts at the three Early Childhood Education Centers for Horizons for Homeless Children, and is a frequent guest teaching artist at schools throughout Greater Boston.

Kirsten is currently working on a full-length CD featuring original solo and ensemble compositions. For more information, visit

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​On Leap of Faith: "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force..." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG

On Metal Chaos Ensemble: "... ​using unique strategies to yield densely active and eerily surreal music, an incredible excursion through experimental improvisation."   - Squidco website staff