Christine Sullivan

Christine Sullivan, a singer from Australia, was born in Hobart (Tasmania). She was initially interested in rock and contemporary music, but she developed an interest in modern jazz as a result, much like Joni Mitchell, her idol. In 1986 she moved to Melbourne and studied classical technique at Melba Conservatorium. She also studied with Venetta Fields, an American session singer, American soul, gospel, and session singer. Christine met Ronnie Scott in London while she was working at the Limerick Arms, Melbourne, in 1990. Later that year she performed with Brainstorm and Chico Freeman, and again in 1992 as an opening act for Chucho Valdes, and Irakere. In 1998, she was an unplaced competitor in Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Dianne Reeves was among the judges. Nnenna Freedomlon, Diana Krall and Dee Dee Bridgewater were also on the panel. Joe Williams was also part of it. Norman Simmons, Grady Tate, and Michael Bowie were the backing band for the competitors. She has performed at numerous Australian jazz festivals, including the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. She has been a guest vocalist or singer with Don Burrows and James Morrison, Graeme Lyall and Tony Gould. Chad Wackerman, Alex Pertout, Graeme Lyall, Tony Gould, percussionist Alex Pertout and guitarist Chad Wackerman. Guitarist Doug de Vries, David Hirschfelder. Joe Chindamo. Drummer David Jones. Bassists Jeremy Alsop. Art Garfunkel. Randy Crawford. Kurt Elling She has been a frequent performer at venues such as Bennetts Lane, The Limerick Arms, Dizzy’s Jazz Bar in Melbourne, and The Basement in Sydney. Wikipedia

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