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.
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.