Muliti cultural jazz vocalist Kristina will release Offshore Echoes on Patios Records October 15, 2009.
Kristina completes an astounding achievement with Offshore Echoes by offering jazz listeners her own eclectic interpretations of classic compositions. From Sting ("Tea in the Sahara") to Kenny Vance ("The Performer"), Kristina pulls out all the stops and delivers convincing performances of every track covered on the recording.
Kristina's track selection holds a personal meaning and particularly with Cherokee" which reflects her own paternal Native-American roots mixed with her German heritage. With the tracks Take Me To Aruanda" and the Portuguese lyrics of Ilu Aye," Kristina reveals her affinity to Samba.
Kristina continually honors her multiracial - multicultural lineage with rich rhythmic traditions from three continents. This makes the vocalist a unique entity to the jazz realm, as she embodies an ancestry drawn from the Americas, Africa, and European continents.
Offshore Echoes is produced by celebrated trombonist, composer/arranger, Wayne Wallace. While Wallace also contributes his infinite professionalism his experience with the trombone on the album is a highlight that accentuates Kristina's vocal range. The recording also features John Santos, Frank Martin, Murray Low and David Belove, among other music luminaries from the Bay Area.
Offshore Echoes is available from Kristina's website, Patios Records and Amazon.com. Visit the Kristina website for more updates and news regarding the release.
This story appears courtesy of Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services.
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