As a vocalist and trumpet player, Christine Fawson has always loved performing classic jazz standards from the American Songbook. However, on her new album, My Side, she shows off her songwriting and pop singing abilities. The album, which features several great musicians, including guitarist and co-writer, Scott Tarulli, showcases different timbres of Christine’s vocal and instrumental skills. As one would expect, many of the songs on the album have a jazz influence but with an edge that goes along with her personal storytelling. That being said, this is not a jazz album, but one with catchy melodies and harmonies supported by serious groove.
Since 2002, Christine has been a member of the vocal jazz group, Syncopation. The group has recorded three CDs; A New Dance, Of Blue and Wonderful You which have been widely successful both in the United States and Japan. Syncopation has been featured at festivals throughout the United States and Japan. The group was featured with the Boston Pops Orchestra at the 2009 4th of July Celebration in Boston.
Christine played trumpet with the DIVA Jazz Orchestra from 2004-2007. She performed with the band at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, and Lincoln Center in New York City; and with artists such as Anne Hampton Callaway, John Pizzarelli, Maurice Hines and the New York Pops. She played and sang with DIVA in concerts and festivals in Europe and throughout the United States.
Christine has been a solo artist at festivals and concerts around the world including, Darling Harbour Jazz Festival, in Sydney, Australia, World Music Festival in Hong Kong, Hanover Jazz Festival in Germany, the Women in Jazz Festival in Lucca, Italy and the Ramon Cardo Big Band in Valencia, Spain. In 2009, she was featured in the Mexican premier of Gil Evans’ Porgy and Bess with the Guadalajara Jazz Orchestra.
Christine is a member of Beantown, a high energy R&B band that performs at events throughout New England and the states. Beantown was featured alongside the Black Eyed Peas, Lionel Richie, Earth Wind and Fire and Alicia Keys at the New England Patriots Superbowl parties in 2005 and 2008.
Christine is a member of the brass faculty at Berklee College of Music.