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Cristina Morrison at the Metropolitan Room Tuesday March 13th @ 7PM
Cristina will bring to her night at the Metropolitan Room original songs as well as standards from her new album titled, “I LOVE”. Here her talent as a singer-songwriter is expressed by bringing together her Latin feeling with her love for jazz.
Joining Morrison is a roster of first class New York players, headed by the singer’s “partner in crime” saxophonist/
The disc opens dramatically with Summer In New York, Szymanski blowing ominous muted trumpet over McLaurine’s slow bass ostinato conjuring nocturnal images of the city hearkened to in Morrison’s singing of her lyric, which begins “Corners, streets and alleys meet” and goes on to speak of “Lust and sex and human heat.” Vulnerability slowly swells to strength in Crisitina’s intoning of her story as the music moves from bluesy melancholy to joyous swing, propelled by Valentino’s soulful guitar on the spirited bridge that celebrates “Summer In New York/Summer’
A bonus video track The Making Of I Love : http://youtu.be/
Cristina will bring to her night at the “Metropolitan Room” original songs as well as standards from her new debut album titled, “I LOVE”. Here her talent as a singer-songwriter is expressed by bringing together her Latin feeling with her love for jazz. In I LOVE she merges different genres which navigate across bossa nova, funk, samba, Latin ballad, and straight-ahead. Cristina’s repertoire is a compilation of songs written and dedicated to the people, the places and all things she loves in life: her two sons, past love tales, the Galapagos Islands, New York, Storyville, and much more.
Her album had the honor of being recently chosen by JAZZ at LINCOLN CENTER to be given out as a gift at the “Young Benefactors Event Concert”. In her Bennett Studios recording she’s accompanied by a group of fine musicians like Steve Einerson, Willard Dyson, Marcus Mc. Laurine, Walter Szymanski, Gregoire Maret, Sammy Torres, Alex Alvear, Alex Harding, Vinny Valentino and Christian Hidrobo who’s in charge of the music & arrangements. The album will be officially released in the coming months by her indie label Baronesa Records.
The Press has defined Morrison as an analytical, charismatic, creative, and a free spirited woman and as a chameleonic and versatile actress who works her characters at depth being able to reach her audience.
El Debate- Mexico: "The Aging of the Plum" delivered an emotional performance at the Angela Peralta Theatre. Cristina Morrison and Rossana Iturralde gave a master class in acting through their portrayal of various characters.
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Cristina Morrison was born in Miami, Florida. She's a multi- cultural woman not only because of her background that is a mix between Latin America and the United States but also from her "gypsy" life experiences. She has lived in Quito, Miami, Rome, Los Angeles, the Galapagos Islands and currently she’s based in New York City. Cristina was the lead singer of her jazz band “The Baroness and her Lovers” for many years in Ecuador as well as in Miami where she performed in venues such as Jazid, Bouganvilla’