Sittin’ In introduces audiences to new cutting-edge artists. It defies genre, often drawing from everything from straight-ahead jazz to freestyle hip hop and all points in between. There’s an unpredictability to the night, which we enthusiastically embrace! Sometimes you’ll experience a finely tuned set and sometimes you can catch a totally improvised show by seven people who have never played together. The awesome creativity, excitement, and quality always shine through in The Kimmel Center’s informal club-like setting, featuring early warm-up sets by some of the hottest DJs around. And, it’s free!
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Kristen Estelle is an Indie-pop artist based in New York City. She is originally from Montana where she began her music career as a classically trained clarinetist. Kristen moved to New York City to pursue jazz vocals, only to discover her true passion in the form of writing and singing original pop tunes. Her group, the Heartstrings, is a powerhouse string ensemble featuring the unique instrumentation of two cellos, violin, viola, electric bass and vocals. The group avoids easy categorization by combining the sophisticated trappings of a Classical string quartet with catchy pop melodies and twisting them into something completely new and unexpected.
In addition to Kristen Estelle's (vocals), the Heartstrings is comprised of Patrick James Roberts (Bass), Sam Quiggins (Cello), Zach Brown (Cello), Trevor New (Viola), and Fung Chern Hwei (Violin).
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