The Christine Spero Group performs the singer, pianist's vibrant vocal and instrumental material that fuses the styles and rhythms of Brazilian/Latin with Pop and Jazz. Their new CD, "My Spanish Dream", released in November, 2007 is receiving airplay in 20 countries. Along with their original material, their show includes the music of Sergio Mendes, Carlos Jobim, Ivan Lins, Laura Nyro, Tania Maria, James Taylor, and Marc Anthony and is electrifying and energetic, alive with soaring saxophone solos and rich with percussion. "The real essence of Christine is experienced in her live performances." She is the Winner of the USA Songwriting Competition/Jazz category and Finalist in the 2002 competition. Her fusion piece, "Therapy" has been published by Wild Whirled Music for use in television and film.
The group has opened for Ray Vega, Bobby Matos, Kim Waters, Walter Beasley and The Woody Herman Orchestra. Their CDs, "My Spanish Dream"" and "We Call It Music" are available at CdBaby, Amazon, itunes, rhapsody and include the award winning songs. They have performed on NPR and Time Warner Cable's 'Poughkeepsie LIVE!' Christine has been written about in USA Today, Billboard, Jazz Times, Keyboard and Recording Magazines, ASCAP Playback. An EPK can be reviewed at Sonicbids.
Christine and Elliot also perform as a Duo (Christine- piano & vocals / Elliot- world percussion kit and sax ) and play a wonderful mix of Pop/Latin/jazz dance and listening material from our original repertoire as well as from writers such as James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, Bonnie Raitt, Beatles, Burt Bacharach, John Prine, Sergio Mendes, Carlos Jobim, Patsy Cline, Motown songs and more. This combo is ideal if you need a lighter sound for a smaller party, cocktail hour, brunch, etc.
Christine Spero (Piano/Vocals),
Elliot Spero (Saxophones/Percussion),
Peter Obrian /T. Xiques (Drums),
Scott Petito (Bass)