Biography

Photo by Judi Willrich

Kristen is a Port Credit based saxophone player and singer. She has performed with artists such as the Arkells, Canadian legend Andy Kim (Sugar Sugar), and 4-time Juno nominee Tom Barlow. 

   Kristen is busy doing live performances,  writing and producing original music and videos, doing session recordings, and working on her latest project, Lion Blue: a duo with Canadian trumpeter Steve McDade (@wearelionblue). Check her out on Instagram at @kponsax. 

     Kristen graduated with honours from the Mohawk College Applied Music program in 2015 where she played in the Tower of Power Ensemble led by Darcy Hepner. The ensemble opened for Robben Ford and Jimmie Vaughan at Mohawk’s McIntyre Theatre, and performed with former Tower of Power frontman Tommy Bowes. Currently, Kristen is studying with Grace Kelly and Leo P in their online “Saxy School”.    

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