Harpist Kristi Shade has performed at numerous weddings, parties and showers as a soloist as well as with duos, trios and larger ensembles. Kristi is a classically trained harpist, receiving her Masters at the Manhattan School of Music. A diverse performer, she also plays jazz and pop on the harp.
Kristi has played for several Broadway shows, including Wicked, A Little Night Music starring Angela Lansbury, Catherine Zeta Jones, Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch, Gypsy starring Patti LuPone and The Apple Tree starring Kristin Chenoweth.
Kristi has made several television appearances, including The Today Show (where she was the featured harpist for 'The Today Show Throws a Wedding'), Late Night with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and All My Children. She has collaborated and/or performed with artists such as Florence + The Machine, The All-American Rejects, The Killers, Jónsi from Sigur Rós, John Legend, Carlos Santana, Patti LaBelle, Chris Noth and Will Ferrell.
Kristi has performed at private events for such notable guests as former President George W. Bush, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Earl Charles Spencer, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Martha Stewart, Renee Zellweger and Jessica Simpson.
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