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Krisanthi Pappas

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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.

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”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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