Christina Watson is a versatile vocalist and vocal coach based in Nashville, Tennessee. She is highly-trained and performs all genres, but she has always been enamored by America's only true art form: jazz. She brings her quartet of world-class musicians to events in Nashville and beyond.
Christina first thought of teaching French as a career, so she earned her BA (Centre College, 1995) and MA (University of TN, Knoxville, 1998) in French Literature before deciding to follow her heart's path. She graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2001 with a 4-year Professional Diploma in Vocal Performance (Magna Cum Laude) and went straight to Nashville to begin her life in music.
She performs jazz and other genres at public and private events, in concert halls, churches, clubs and at festivals. Christina sings lead and background vocals for sessions. She is the soprano in 4-person vocal jazz group, 3rd Coast Vocals, and is a frequent guest performer with the Nashville Jazz Orchestra and the NJO Sextet. Christina has released 3 CDs as a solo artist and 1 with 3CV, and she was featured on the NJO's 2013 recording, "It Ain't Necessarily So." She has performed in Europe and Asia as well as in various parts of the US.
Christina teaches private and group lessons at her home studio, and she is the director of the Blair Jazz Choir at Vanderbilt University. She has previously taught at other Nashville-area schools including Belmont University, Trevecca University, Hume-Fogg, St. Edward School, and Gene Ford Music. She is a faculty member at the Nashville Jazz Workshop, and she directs the a cappella women's choir, The Nashville Belles.