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Christina Crerar

“What’s rare is to come upon an artist with as much talent and taste as Christina Crerar…” (Samuel Chell, AllAboutJazz.com). Breezy, bright and deserving of wider recognition, Crerar certainly knows the tradition but is more than willing to inject her own spirit and inspiration into the familiar as well as rarely heard gems. While she is steeped in the rhythms, melodies and lyrics of the 1920s to the 1950s, Crerar is not about to neglect modern tunes that sing true to her.

As a vocalist, Christina Crerar’s resume brims with versatility” she blends influences from her performances with jazz groups of all sizes and traditions, musical theatre, contemporary opera, pop and cabaret into her unique sound, creating a presence that seems magically familiar but unquestionably her own....
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”It only seems there are more talented jazz divas than listeners, but it's a competitive field, to say the least. Despite strong bids by Karrin Allyson, Cheryl Bentyne, Ann Hampton Callaway, Tierney Sutton, and Diana Krall (to name a few), Christina Crerar's Little Jazz Bird is an overachiever that keeps winning my heart and respect along with repeated playings. In fact, it takes the gold in every event except the commercial one.”
-Samuel Chell - 2006 Top 10 Recordings, 10 Best New Releases
AllAboutJazz.com

Christina Crerar’s Little Jazz Bird is a constant joy. The singer’s repertoire is inspired. “Little Jazz Bird,” “Thou Swell,” “An Occasional Man,” “Solid Potato Salad,” “Down With Love,” “No Moon At All” and “Give Me The Simple Life” are the type of songs with their unique lyrics that today’s singers should be reviving. The well-conceived arrangements and frameworks throughout Little Jazz Bird keep listeners guessing and the material ranges from a wordless version of Johnny Mandel’s Hershey Bar” and a vocal-bass duet on “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To” to “Waters Of March” and three songs that utilize a trio of horns. The musicianship by the Virginia-based musicians...is top-notch. But best of all is the singing of Christina Crerar. She has a very attractive, flexible and versatile voice. She is perfectly in-tune, interprets lyrics as if she believes the words, is expert at hitting just the right note for the right time, and can improvise with the best. In the old days, she would be a natural for a major label. Little Jazz Bird is one of the finest jazz vocal albums of recent times and is available from www.littlejazzbird.com.
- Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene

These days there's hardly a shortage of aspiring female songbirds or recordings that document their efforts. What's rare is to come upon an artist with as much talent and taste as Christina Crerar and an album as carefully conceived, produced, and executed as this one.
- AllAboutJazz.com

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    Little Jazz Bird

    Self Produced
    2005

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Arlington, VA

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Little Jazz Bird by Samuel Chell

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