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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

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Featured recording “A Flower Truly Blue”

Latest Release

A Flower Truly Blue

Right Turn Records (2008)

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”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...

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Primary InstrumentVocalist

LocationNashville, TN

Credentials/BackgroundGraduated 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...

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