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Krisanthi Pappas

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Krisanthi Pappas

SOUND AND STYLE


Jazz, cabaret and pop vocalist, Krisanthi Pappas, has been compared to Norah Jones and Diana Krall by JazzTimes Magazine. As well as her vocal gentleness, she has the husky-voiced passion of Bonnie Raitt and the swinging playfulness of Ella Fitzgerald. Her jazz songwriting style has been compared to Randy Newman (music of “Toy Story”,etc.), while her mellow pop songwriting is similar to Sarah McLachlan and Michael Buble.

PERFORMING


Based in the Boston-area, Krisanthi is a full-time entertainer playing an average of 150 performances a year at jazz concert series, festivals, resorts, clubs and private events throughout New England and New York City.  Her most recent prestigious performance was for Governor Deval Patrick's Inaugural Celebration in January 2011.  She has also performed throughout the U.S. and Caribbean and has opened for or shared the stage with such jazz greats as Branford Marsalis, Chuck Mangione, The Yellowjackets, Manhattan Transfer's Cheryl Bentyne, Kevin Mahogany, Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone as well as pop sensations The B- 52s. Krisanthi also plays piano and drums on some of her songs as well as writing her band's musical arrangements. Krisanthi has been the musical director and/or a performer for many benefits including the Faulkner Hospital Breast Center in Boston, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, The Relay For Life and others. Her Sister Friends For Life Concert featured herself with other acclaimed singers and many Boston radio personalities from WMJX and KISS 108....
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Awards

2008 Billboard World Song Contest 2nd Place Jazz Winner, 2006 Billboard World Song Contest 3rd Place Jazz Winner, 2010 The Next Holiday Classic 2nd Place Winner, 2006 1st Place Winner of NYC’s Cabaret Hotline Members' Choice Songwriters' Favorite Song Award

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Featured recording “You and Me by the Christmas Tree”

Latest Release

You and Me by the Christmas Tree

Music Box Records (2008)
”Accompanying an acoustic jazz trio on most of the cuts, Pappas has a soft, dusky voice not unlike Norah Jones’ or Diana Krall’s. There’s a little scat singing on “Winter Wonderland” but in general the performance is one of subtle restraint and beauty.” - Lee Mergner, Jazz Times Magazine

“The title suggests this Boston-based jazz singer is peddling romantic yuletide slush.  Not so.  That charming original song the album is named after and secular holiday favorites like ”Let it Snow!” benefit from a lovely voice imbued with a freshness of spirit.  Not always a wholesome Santa's helper, she flaunts a sensual side making over “Rudolph The Red- Nosed Reindeer” as a blues.  Pappas only disappoints when she hushes up so her efficient sidemen can solo.” - Frank- John Hadley, Downbeat Magazine

“Boston’s Krisanthi Pappas clearly has the glow of Christmas in her sensual voice on “You and Me by the Christmas Tree”, featuring lightly jazzy versions of standard Christmas fare plus the original title cut...

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