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Christina Watson

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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: September 2, 1973    

Vocalist Christina Watson's impressive range appeals to music lovers from all backgrounds. She can swing on a jazz standard, interpret a ballad with mature sensitivity, and then belt out the blues and funk with attitude and a unique edge. Classically trained, she also possesses a powerful soprano voice, which is showcased by her role in the Nashville based vocal jazz quartet, 3rd Coast Vocals (www.myspace.com/3CV).

With her 2004 debut CD “All About Love,” Christina Watson caught the attention of jazz fans all around the globe, garnering reviews in publications such as Sweden’s Orkester Journalen, the world’s oldest jazz magazine. Among the tracks that received airplay, Watson’s original song Half Moon led to a collaboration with producer/songwriter Green Daniel. This latest project, entitled “A Flower Truly Blue,” features a stellar trio headed up by Carmen McRae’s former musical director/pianist Pat Coil. Bassist Craig Nelson, drummer Bob Mater, saxophonist Jeff Coffin and trombonist Oscar Utterstrom all lend their talents on this fresh, Euro-inspired jazz album. Four of the tracks are co-written originals by Daniel and Watson, including the title track....
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Awards

1995 BA in French from Centre College in Danville, KY. 1998 MA in French literature from University of TN, Knoxville. 2001 4-year Professional Diploma from Berklee College of Music. 2004 Semi-finalist in Fish Middleton Jazz Scholarship competition, East Coast Jazz Festival 2005 Semi-finalist in Fish Middleton Jazz Scholarship competition, East Coast Jazz Festival 2006 Performed at IAJE convention in NYC with vocal group from the Nashville Jazz Workshop
”I enjoyed All About Love very much. I don't think you should have a problem getting people to recognize your talent.”

-- Kevin Mahogany Jazz Vocalist

“[All About Love is] a sparkling debut... [Christina Watson's] voice is warm and seductive, like draping yourself in the soothing embrace of a snuggly blanket on a crisp fall day. ...[She's] a talented songwriter... Put her in the same league as Norah Jones and Diana Krall--she's that good, from her first scat to her last yearning note. Her fresh interpretations of songs previously recorded by others will likely draw comparisons to Eva Cassidy.”

-- A fan in Cincinnati

“Alluring...Christina Watson's striking sound, vast range and great sense of swing make her current CD All About Love a delight!”

-- Ron Wynn Nashville City Paper

“Christina Watson is a promising new talent who is blessed with a naturally pleasing voice. Her debut release, All About Love, already shows a maturity that normally comes much later in one's career.”

-- Cedric Dent Grammy Award Winner and member of internationally acclaimed vocal group Take 6

“Pitch is not a problem for Christina Watson on her debut CD. She starts with “In A Sentimental Mood” that becomes the show number for the group. After an introduction with the horns, she comes in with a fiery and quick, wordless improvisation. …. The trombonist Oscar Utterström plays a solo in a rhythmic and open style. Watson […] is technically skilled and phrases well. In the promo material I can see that she has written “Half Moon,” which is one of the better numbers. She also has a Swedish song, Lisa Nillson's “Säg det igen.” The group displays an ambitious drive throughout, which is very pleasing.”

-- Bertil Sundin Orkester Journalen”Om Jazz July / August 2005 (Translated from Swedish by Oscar Utterström)

“Thanks for sending All About Love our way. It's wonderful and will get much play here!”

-- Greg Lee Program Director WMOT 89.5 FM Murfreesboro, TN

“Actually it's all about good jazz, good musical choices, & good vocalise!! Jazz singer Christina Watson flaunts her vocal virtuosity with the tight group she has chosen to bolster her talents. There's a certain sensuous romanticism in Christina's 'giving forth' as it were which attracts us to her vocal abilities. Her enriching repertory inspires us to explore more her inventive phrasing & subtle interpretation, Go for it people!!”

-- George W. Carroll The Musicians' Ombudsman

“I have loved every minute listening to Christina Watson's All About Love album. The music community is blessed to have her and we hope we can keep her here. The vocal is stunning...the girl is beautiful...the music is wonderful. Buy the album. As a writer, you'll never make a better investment.”

-- Chuck Chellman former president of the Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society and founder/writer of international publication Parade of Stars E-news

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Primary Instrument:
Vocalist

Location:
Nashville, TN

Credentials/Background:
Graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2001 with 4-year professional diploma in vocal performance. Teaches private voice lessons through various schools. Teaches group classes on vocal technique, vocal literature (composer series), chart writing for vocalists and theory for vocalists at the Nashville Jazz Workshop (www.nashvillejazz.org). Directs a women's a cappella choir. Available for lessons by appointment: christina@christinawatson.com. $40 an hour. Lessons are 1 hour or 1.5 hours long.

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A Flower Truly Blue
Right Turn Records (2008)

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