Christine Francis is not just a singer but a storyteller. Hers is a classic jazz sound that transports people in time and moves them emotionally. You can hear that she has felt every heartache and appreciated every blue sky about which she sings. Her beautiful voice and vulnerable singing style allow people to escape the daily grind and wax nostalgic about a lost love or long for a new one.
Christine is a native New Yorker, who embodies the wonder and wizened reality of New York City. After careers in other fields, she found her creative love in jazz. She immersed herself in the vibrant New York jazz scene, spending all of her time listening to master musicians, singing at jam sessions, and taking in live performances. She studied with such greats as Rene Marie, Roberta Gambarini, Stephanie Nakasian, Yaala Ballin, and Marianne Solivan. Her influences and icons are Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Maxine Sullivan, and Lester Young.
She has performed at the city's finest jazz venues, including Smalls, Mezzrow, Smoke, Cleopatra's Needle, Birdland, Club Bonafide, Rue B, B Flat, Kitano, and the Lenox Lounge.