Part biographical, perhaps even part autobiographical and all adventure, 'Baronesa' by the ineffable chanteuse Cristina Morrison is an amorous masterpiece. --Raul da Gama, LatinJazzNet
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Cristina Morrison has been making waves since her release last year of Baronesa
on Jazzheads. This year she's a double nominee for the Independent Music Awards
in the categories of Jazz With Vocals and for her song The Sky Is In Your Eyes."
I'm honored, inspired and thankful. I truly didn't expect this nomination so it has a been very moving to me and it came as the best birthday surprise gift ever. When you work hard with passion and dedication so as to put it out to the world and to later get nominated is truly a gift. It's very exciting for your music to be heard by a jury committee made up of amazing and respected artists like Tom Waits, Dido, Suzanne Vega, Robert Glasper
, Alejandro Sanz and many others. For Baronesa
to have been chosen between thousands of submissions is wonderful and to be running in the same category as Macy Gray is just so cool to me. I used to listen to her everyday back in the 90's when I lived in Galapagos"—Cristina Morrison
The Independent Music Awards is a unique music discovery and vetting platform that helps exceptional independent artists get the opportunities they need & deserve. Curated by blue ribbon Artist and Industry judging panels & discerning music Fans, the influential IMA program elevates the most innovative artists & releases. Baronesa
is an eclectic cross genre world jazz album in several languages. Lyrics are by Cristina & music by Misha Piatigorsky. Cristina incorporates theatrical elements and visual arts into her staging thus bringing her experience as an actor to the performance.
Part of her album sales support, ARTEDUCARTE, an educational program through the arts in the public schools of Isabela in the Galapagos Islands.
Cristina received a 2016 ATI BEST ACTRESS AWARD in New York for her theatre role in Spanish in The Winter of April" by Tabula RaSa. She has three independent film releases coming up, Translucido" (Thin Walls) by Leonardo Zelig, Nadie nos Mira" (Nobody's Watching) by Julia Solomonoff and Agujero Negro" by Diego Araujo of which she's an Executive Producer and she'll be performing at Java Jazz Fest in early 2017.
Providing another session of magical moments, Cristina Morrison's creative and genre blending Baronesa
showcases a superb vocal instrument."—Edward Blanco, All About Jazz
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