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....
Awards1995 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
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