Kristen Smigielski Combo
Friday, August 23rd 5:30 pm - 7:00pm
The Peace Garden Stage
The Kristen Smigielski is a vocalist currently based in Buffalo, NY. She sings a diverse range of music, from Jazz and Pop, to Classical and Contemporary. She completed her Master of Music in Voice Performance from the University at Buffalo, having received both the Baird and Opera Scholarships. Additionally, she studied choir conducting and received a scholarship to attend the Harold Rosenbaum International Choir Conducting Institute. Kristen was nominated for 2018 JazzBuffalo Rising Star Jazz Artist of the Year, and 2018 Jazz Female Vocalist of the Year. She has taught voice and piano privately for years and was also a Teaching Assistant in voice with the Music Department at Buffalo State College. Kristen is pursuing her second graduate degree, a Master of Science in Education, at Buffalo State College. She is a member of the JazzBuffalo Advisory Council and performs in many local bands, as well as her own Jazz combo.
The Kristen Smigielski Combo puts their own spin on the classic Jazz standards, bringing old music to a new generation. Together they perform at many events, venues, and festivals across New York State. They have played during Allentown First Fridays, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Community Spotlight, East Aurora Music Fest, East Aurora Street Festival, Elmwood Village Association events, Food Truck Tuesday’s at Larkin Square, Knox Holiday Arts and Crafts Show, M&T Bank 2nd Friday’s at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Music is Art, and Music on Main. In addition, they volunteer their musical talents at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo.