Photo by Rod McGaha  Graphic Design by Brian Parker

Photo by Rod McGaha

Graphic Design by Brian Parker

Swinging at uptempos, simmering on ballads, with deep empathy for both lyrics and melody, Christina Watson excels in every element of performance. Add her rich vocal tone and tasteful feel for improvisation, not to mention backing from a world-class assembly of musicians, and you’ve got all you need to know that Watson has earned her place in today’s jazz vocal pantheon.
— Bob Doerschuk, Downbeat contributor and author of "88: The Giants of Jazz Piano":

“Christina Watson has been a favorite singer of mine since I first heard her both as a soloist, and as a member of the group “Third Coast Vocals.” She has a beautiful sound, flawless pitch, and a knack for choosing wonderful tunes from all genres, and making them her own.  

In her new recording “So This Is Love,” she offers a collection of tunes we may know but haven’t heard lately. The high-energy swing of bassist Roger Spencer and drummer Duffy Jackson, the facile piano solos by Lori Mechem, and the Titan-like saxophone presence of Jeff Coffin move these standards squarely into the 21st Century, bringing their history with them.  

So here’s the plan: Sit! Pour some wine. Listen to the album. Then you’ll say, as I did, “So this is love.....it’s also great music. Enjoy!” 

—Beegie Adair, jazz pianist, songwriter and recording artist

...Christina Watson’s vocalizing [is] absolutely world class.
— Randy Brecker, Grammy award-winning trumpeter, from his review of The Nashville Jazz Orchestra's 2013 release, "It Ain't Necessarily So."
It has been an ultimate joy for me to discover Christina here in Nashville. I visit jazz clubs across the US, Canada and Europe during my rather frequent travels [and] Christina matches up very well with the best I have seen.
— Martin
Last Sunday, my husband and I were listening to Sirius radio, when the car was filled with your exquisite voice singing “All I Need Now”. I haven’t been so excited over a singer in years. I sit here with a goofy smile on my face, listening to your treatment of the music. You’re my new favorite artist.
— Patricia Scot, TV Guide's Best Female Singer of The Year (1955)
Just wanted to send a quick “thanks” – I recently heard you singing on XM Real Jazz and decided to get the album from iTunes.

I’m really enjoying your work, I love a singer who puts their heart into the music and actually sings with emotion and talent! Working in my shop tonite with my two littlest ones watching, I noticed that they were both swaying to the music. I asked them what they thought and she said “That lady sings pretty”.

Not quite music critics (they like Dora the Explorer too!) but if your music can move my old heart and their little ones you’re doing something right.
— Troy
I just heard \’The World is What You Make It\’ on Sirius , and I schmitzed. I ordered the CD, \’A Flower Truly Blue\’ to learn the song for a gig at my spiritual center in a few weeks. I am so tickled to have found your voice and your song. It is the song I was hoping would find me, and it did.
— Shelley
I heard your beautiful song “All I Need Now” on sirius radio and immediately purchased it. From one singer to another, you are amazing....thank you for sharing your talent.
— Tanya
Just heard you for the first time last night on Sirius-XM Radio, Real Jazz, channel 67. WOW ! I don’t even remember the specific tune but just wanted to say hi and WOW !
— Don

Contact for booking and coaching at christina@christinawatson.com. 

 

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