“What’s rare is to come upon an artist with as much talent and taste as Christina Crerar…” (Samuel Chell, AllAboutJazz.com). Breezy, bright and deserving of wider recognition, Crerar certainly knows the tradition but is more than willing to inject her own spirit and inspiration into the familiar as well as rarely heard gems. While she is steeped in the rhythms, melodies and lyrics of the 1920s to the 1950s, Crerar is not about to neglect modern tunes that sing true to her.
As a vocalist, Christina Crerar’s resume brims with versatility" she blends influences from her performances with jazz groups of all sizes and traditions, musical theatre, contemporary opera, pop and cabaret into her unique sound, creating a presence that seems magically familiar but unquestionably her own.
Christina Crerar has begun receiving acclaim for her new jazz vocal CD entitled "Little Jazz Bird". The disc is a collection of updated standards and lesser-known gems. Currently being played on radio stations in the US and Japan, it has sold world-wide including Japan, Spain, England, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal and Germany. Supported by top-notch instrumentalists and inventive arrangements, Christina is a singer you don't want to miss.
In addition to performing, Christina is a private voice teacher/vocal coach with a Bachelor of Music from Catholic University, Washington DC and certification in Somatic Voicework, the Lovetri Method from Shenandoah University. She is currently accepting new students of all ages and levels.
"It only seems there are more talented jazz divas than listeners, but it's a competitive field, to say the least. Despite strong bids by Karrin Allyson, Cheryl Bentyne, Ann Hampton Callaway, Tierney Sutton, and Diana Krall (to name a few), Christina Crerar's Little Jazz Bird is an overachiever that keeps winning my heart and respect along with repeated playings. In fact, it takes the gold in every event except the commercial one."
-Samuel Chell - 2006 Top 10 Recordings, 10 Best New Releases
Christina Crerar’s Little Jazz Bird is a constant joy. The singer’s repertoire is inspired
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