Celia Chavez worked non-stop in both Seattle and New York as a session vocalist, a backup vocalist, a songwriter, a jingle writer, and a musician. She co-wrote and has vocals featured on European trance hits by Cosmic Culture as well as Swiss producer DJ Spoke. She sang with reggae legend Burning Spear on his Grammy-nominated album Our Music and is featured in the studio footage of the album's DVD. Celia recently sang backup with Julia Fordham and violinist Lili Haydn.
Celia penned the majority of the songs on Sailor's Daughter in her tiny Queens apartment. The album is a collection of jazz informed meditations on love, remoteness and longing partly inspired by the life and adventures of her father, a former merchant seaman. These retro-modern songs combine jazz roots with cabaret smarts, inviting rhythms, and engaging lyrics that showcase her warm voice....
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