Born: February 21, 1954 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
**VOTED BEST LOCAL FEMALE VOCALIST 2005** BEST OF CHARLOTTE 2005 ISSUE - READERS' PICK
**VOTED BEST SUPPERCLUB JAZZ** CREATIVE LOAFING - BEST OF CHARLOTTE'S ORIGINAL MUSIC - APRIL 2004
Originally from Montreal, Canada, vocalist Celine Berman stepped out onto the Charlotte, NC music scene with the launch of her band, Jazztrack, in August 1996.
Celine studied with Patty Coker, a prominent improvisation educator in Knoxville, TN. As quoted in the media, Celine's jazz repertoire is sprinkled with scat renditions that come from the soul. Her interpretation of internationally acclaimed jazz favorites attests to her musical versatility.
By including songs in various languages, namely French (her native tongue) and Portuguese, Celine provides her audiences with an unsurpassed world-class feel. Strongly influenced by jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme, her remarkable velvet voice is often reminiscent of the innocence and freshness displayed by such vocalists as Astrud Gilberto or Julie London.
The CD was recorded at Reflection Sound Studios in Charlotte, NC, by Grammy-nominated Mark Williams, a widely recognized engineer for his years of experience, talent and ability to bring the performer's honest voice clearly forward.
Other than playing on jazz stations throughout the USA, her debut CD GO DO BE garnered strong notices in Canada, Australia, France, Italy and England.