Kirsten has been a dynamic fixture in the Vancouver and North American entertainment scene since she crossed the water from Vancouver Island in 1983. Her career has seen her play saxophone or sing with countless bands, from her own bands to The R&B Allstars, touring with Long John Baldry, Alfie Zappacosta and sharing the stage or working in the studio over the years with performers like Tom Jones, Bill Medley, Jeff Healey, Stephen Stills, John Waite, Boz Scaggs, Rita MacNeil, Cher, Amos Garrett and many more.
After winning the CARAS award for “Reed Player of the Year” in 1988, and releasing the critically acclaimed album “Bridging the Gap” in 1993, Kirsten turned to focus on a life-long dream of becoming a composer and lyricist which led her to writing the music, books and librettos to two rock operas, “Alice in Modernland”, which was work-shopped in New York with Maxwell Productions and had it’s World Premiere in San Diego at the Sledgehammer theatre tagged “Critic’s Choice”, and “the Bird and the Waterfall” which was work-shopped and filmed in Vancouver.
Her family has taken Kirsten’s focus away from her career for the past decade, but now she is back with a new album. “The View From Here” and has returned with the same passion towards music and performance that has defined her career thus far.
Backed by ace players John MacArthur Ellis, Rob Becker, Pat Steward, Jay Buettner and her son, Austin Nash Park, Kirsten is looking forward to sharing her new journey with you and hopes that you will agree with her that “the View From Here is looking pretty darn good!”