Christine is the Winner of the USA Songwriting Competition/Jazz Category and is a pianist,singer-songwriter whose N.Y. group performs her vibrant, multi-faceted vocal and instrumental material that fuses the styles and rhythms of Brazilian/Latin with pop.
Christine released her newest and 2nd CD, "My Spanish Dream" in November 2007. It is a rich Brazilian/Latin/world fusion offering that dances blithely between jazz and pop. It highlights Christine's songwriting artistry leading listeners through experiences real and imagined in a way that creates a deep connection. Christine writes so that the listener feels. Her beautiful, heartfelt voice and sizzling performances are complimented by Elliot's Spero's compelling sax solos with Mike Woinoski on bass and Jody Sumber on drums. Her lush vocals and daring arrangements transport the listener to a loftier place. The December issue of Recording Magazine featured Christine in their Artist Profile. This can be viewed at: www.taxi.com/transmitter/0611/headlineB0611.html She is the Winner of the USA Songwriting Competition in the Jazz category for her song, "He Wasn't Always That Way" and Finalist with "Caribbean Nights". Her piece "Therapy" has been published by Wild Whirled Music for use in film and television. The group was a semi-finalist in the Discmakers Northeast 2006 Independent Music World Series.
The Christine Spero Group was one of the headliners at The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz in July 2006. They opened for Blood, Sweat and Tears and The Charlie Daniels Band at Harborfest July 2007. They have also opened for such notables as:
The Woody Herman Orchestra, Kim Waters, Walter Beasley, Ray Vega, Bobby Matos, Steve Davis, Clark Terry, Mike Phillips (from Prince), pop icon of the 60's and 70's-Melanie, Andrea Brachfield and T.K.Blue. Christine has performed on Time Warner Cable's "Poughkeepsie LIVE!" and has been written about in USA Today, Billboard, Jazz Times, Keyboard and Recording Magazines, ASCAP Playback.
Each one of Christine's pieces is a unique vehicle for creative improvisation. Add to that her evocative, soulful singing and you've got a smooth runway for the piano, saxophone, bass, drums and percussion to take off!
Christine is the Swedish/American granddaughter of classical pianists. She recorded her first songs on RCA as a teen, then moved from New York to San Francisco to further study music and botany. She was a member of Bob Braye's Peace and Rhythm Unit. Her eclectic and personal style of composing was influenced by many pop, classical and jazz musicians. She has performed with her own quartets and sextets over the years and now lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York, where she continues to write, record, and perform with her band.
Saxophonist, percussionist and producer Elliot Spero founded his own ensembles in San Francisco and opened for Bobby McFarrin in the Bay Area. He engineered and produced Christine's CD's, "We Call It Music" and "My Spanish Dream" and owns a recording studio in New York.
Currently our rhythm section is:
Cuban drummer T. Xiques-(Savoy Brown, Mike Maineri, Larry Coryell, Jewel,Garth Hudson, Robbie Dupree) and
bassist, Charlie Kniceley who has played with Ron Carter, Joe Beck, Jack DeJohnette, Warren Berhardt
Booking: (Colleges, Performing Art Centers, Etc.)
The Central New York Showcase
P.O. Box 675
Oneida, NY 13421
Booking: The Netherlands
The Music Reps / www.themusicreps.com
Chris Fraikin +31-345-848405
For all other bookings contact:
Tannersville, N.Y12485 (212) 886-5457
Burnside Distribution Corporation
International Radio Promotion: RadioDirectX
Selected radio stations
Label: Collective Works Media
East Coast: WAMC NPR 90.3 FM- Albany, N.Y. WCVF;WAER-Syracuse; WGMC Jazz 90.1 FM- Rochester, New York;
XMRadio, Sirius Radio, "AcousticCafe"; WKZE;
WRHO,WVOF,Ct; WCVF-FM New York WRIP,NY;WDST,Woodstock;WPDH, Poughkeepsie; WHRW 90.5FM Binghamton,NY; WRTC and
WDIT-Hartford, Ct; WWUH Radio-W. Hartford Ct; WICN-Public Radio-Worcester,MA WRHU-The Jazz Cafe,-Hempstead,NY; WRCU 90.1; WKCR,89.9-Columbia U.NY,NY; KUSP,Pacifica Radio-WPFW 89.3FM-Washington,DC; WOMR 92.1FM- MA;WPKN-Bridgeport,Ct; WMBR-Cambridge,MA;WBRS 100.1FM-Waltham,MA;WERSand WRBB-Boston,MA; WUML-Lowell, MA;WECS-Willimantic,CT;
WESU 88.1FM-Middletown,CT;WKDU 91.7FM-Phila,PA;WRCT 88.3FM-Pittsburgh,PA;WUSR 99.5FM-Scranton,PA; WMEB 91.9FM-Orono,ME;WMHB-Waterville,ME;WMPG-Portland,ME;WRIU-Kingston,RI;WRUV 90.1FM-Burlington,VT;WUMD 89.3-Dartmouth,MA;Lion Radio 90.7FM-University Park,PA; WOMR 92.1FM-Provincetown,MA; WRUW-FM-Ohio;WTCC-Springfield,MA
West Coast: Calif-KVMR Radio;
KXPT 97.1 Las Vegas,DMX-Los Angeles
KAOS 89.3fm Olympia Community Radio-Washington;KTSU-Houston,TX;KYSJ-Coos Bay/Oregon
Santa Cruz,CA; KCLU, Thousand Oaks,CA.; WKRMEL,Carmel,CA ;KALX-Berkeley,CA;KCR-San Diego;KCSB FM-Santa Barabara,CA;KDVS-90.3FM Davis,CA;KSDS FM-San Diego,CA;KEWU 89.1FM-Cheney,WA;KPSU-Portland,OR; KBCS- Bellevue,WA
Southeast: WDNA 88.9 FM-Miami,Fla; Jazz Radio27.7-St Augustine,Fla;Little Rock, Arkansas;WDCE-Richmond,VA;BZOO Homegrown Radio-Jackson,KY; WHCJ 90.3 FM Georgia;
KASU-FM Arkansas; FBCC Radio Louisiana; WGRV-Melbourne,Fla
Midwest: WDCB-Public Radio,IL; KCLU, KBEM Jazz 88, Minneapolis,MN; KBCS Radio; KCCK 88.3-Cedar Rapids,IA; KABF, 88.1 WYCE-Grand Rapids,MI; KUMD 103.3-Duluth,MN; WDBX-Carbondale,IL;WSUM-Madison,WI;Free Radio Jackson-Jackson,MI; ASID-Hi Power Radio Michigan
Poland: JAZZ RADIO FM; Radio Merkury
Macedonia: 94.1 FM RADIO 2
The Netherlands: Radio Stanavste; Radio RICK FM Uithoorn; BRTO Radio; 105.4FM/Alphen Stadt, 103.4 Cable, Jazz and Blues Tour; Lokale Omroep Hoogeveen
Italy: Animajazz, Radio Incontro and Radio Gold Popular Network
France: Radio G-Angers;Radio Campus; VIRUS DE BLUES; Radio Rennes
Spain: Radio Vilafant; RÀDIO DESPÍ
Radio ARA and Radio lu- Luxembourg;
SwissGroove Audio Channel-Switzerland
Alooga Radio;Radio Unerhört Marburg; Deutschlandradio Kultur- Germany
City-FM - Armenia
ERT / GREEK RADIO 2 (National) - Greece
U.K: Jazz Syndicate Radio and Real Love Radio
and Minsk, Belarus
KFMU 88.1 FM/Hamilton,Ontario; CFBX Radio;CKMN-FM 96,5; Radio DirectX RDX Toronto,Swing2Jazz 101.9 Montreal,Quebec
New Zealand:Soundwave FM
ILR Television and Radio, Relax Radio, Jazz Action Productions, PBS FM-106.7; 4CCR, 97.4 M; ISON Live Radio, NewCastle, Progressive Broadcasting Service; Triple H-FM; Valley FM 89.5;Radio 3ZZZ
Country Club Productions Pty ltd; 3CR, TripleU-FM, Nowra, N.S.W; Highlands 100.7FM; Radio 2CCR-FM 90.5; PBS FM; Progressive Broadcasting Service; Shoalhaven Community Radio Inc. (New South Wales);Cairns FM89.1; Highland FM;Jazz Radio Pty Ltd
IUS Stereo; Emisora Cultural Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento; Universidad Industrial de Santander-
Argentina-FM Urquiza 91.7MHZ
Yellowbeat/Japan has been playing "We Call It Music".
www.boomerradio.com; Live365.com ( 30 stations) www.jazz88online.org; Smother.net-Manassas,VA
Skyjazz Internet Radio - Ottawa ,Canada
Luver Radio-Berkeley,CA; M3 Radio-New York,NY
- Sergio Mendes- Brasiliero
- Laura Nyro-"Eli and the Thirteenth Confession", "New York Tendaberry"
- Antonio Carlos Jobim- Any Album!
- Richard Bona- "Tiki"