The human voice is the original instrument. It is uniquely capable of transporting listeners and conveying emotions in immeasurable ways. Kristin Slipp, once of the most adroit and malleable vocalist of today, is “a force to be reckoned with,” (JazzTimes). Whether weaving in and out of a 6-piece rock band, bouncing against a Wurlitzer, or blending with other unaccompanied voices, Slipp is keenly aware of the boundless capacity of her instrument.
In the many musical contexts in which she is engaged, Slipp’s musicianship is powerful and unmistakably her own. As a vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter in indie pop band Cuddle Magic, Slipp has honed a love of the ensemble and of polyrhythmic pop song while touring nationally. Her pursuit of the unorthodox extends into Twins of El Dorado, a voice/trumpet duo that explores the concept of the art song and the intersection of text and music. As a devotee of song, Slipp interprets the jazz standard repertoire with pianist Dov Manski, the two of whom released their debut album, “A Thousand Julys,” on Sunnyside Records in 2013 to critical acclaim.
A sought-after collaborator, Kristin has been honored to share stages and studios with a diverse mix of some of her favorite musicians including Fred Frith, Steve Reich, Ran Blake, Dagmar Krause, Zeena Parkins, Son Lux, Darius Jones, Carla Kihlstedt, Anthony Coleman, Rubblebucket, Anaïs Mitchell, Phyllis Chen, and Lisa Bielawa.