Let us add that special ambiance and sophistication to your special event! There's nothing like Live music. With an elegant, smooth and dynamic vocalist like Cris Barber fronting the cities' best musicians, it makes for that perfect combination. We perform styles from the greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Diane Schuur, Sarah Vaughan and Diana Krall. Whether it's the classic standards or contemporary jazz, each performance is infused with the same innate soulfulness of the greatest ladies of Jazz. We also play plenty of instruments so your choices are limitless. Band size can be suited to fit your needs - Duo to Quintet. Music styles include: Standards, swing, latin jazz, bossa nova, blues, and contemporary classics.
Travel Area: All of Southern California - from Santa Barbara to San Diego.
Cris Barber has also been featured in concert opening for GRAMMY AWARD WINNING DIANE SCHUUR as well as STEVE TYRELL, KARRIN ALLYSON, and STANLEY CLARKE! With FIVE CDs in release, multiple award nominations and a Best Jazz Artist - OCMA Award to her credit, Cris' vocal style has gained her fans worldwide and radio airplay in over 20 countries.
CORPORATE PARTIES - JAZZ FESTIVALS - PRIVATE EVENTS - WINE TASTINGS - ANNIVERSARY PARTIES - CHRISTMAS PARTIES - AND MORE.
These top-notch, professional players have performed with some of America's leading performers including:
Natalie Cole, Melissa Manchester, Michael McDonald, Aaron Neville, Paul Anka, Quincy Jones, Alan Broadbent, Bob Mintzer, Diane Schuur, Dorothy Collins, Eric Marienthall, Ernie Watts, Jack Sheldon, Jeff Kashiwa, Jody Watley, Liew Matthews, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Warren Hill, Niki Haris,Tierney Sutton, Johnny Guitar Watson, The Missles of October, Los Lobos, Greg Vail, Sergio Mendes, Poncho Sanchez, David Foster, Tania Maria, and many more.
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***** Five Star reviews from our clients. Many have said they thought they were listening to a CD. We love what we do and it shows. I hope you'll let us help make your event even more special.
Here's what reviewers are saying..."Refreshing new voice and one of the best voices of our time, Cris Barber fuses fresh and vibrant vocals with the elegance of the greatest of the great ladies of jazz. The band's blend is sublime, demonstrating the art of musical conversation which in jazz is delicious to the ear, ecstatic on the spirit and smooth on the soul. Barber's voice is effortless, textured but refined, sure and sensual. If you haven't heard her yet, get her now."
'For an artist to come full circle in range with rhythmic vocals along with flawless precision in a single cut is special. Thus describes the craft of Cris Barber ... Feminine is the performance, her tones rich and expressions that carry a true cool mystique.' -- JazzReview Magazine.
Music Connection Magazine writes: 'Cris Barber is an impressive vocalist with a great band.... she could be in a position to compete with Diana Krall and Norah Jones.'
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