Chicago-based jazz vocalist Christine Hannan has often been called a musician’s musician. Her deep musical roots and versatile skill-set makes her stand apart. As a jazz vocalist, her deep alto voice is both warm and reedy at the same time, able to caress a lyric or swing with power and sass. Her confident and stylish lyric delivery has echoes of Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Krall. From exciting original arrangements of the Great American Songbook to new takes on pop hits from the 90s, 00s, 10s -her repertoire is varied and exciting and sure to keep a crowd entertained - whether dancing the night away or at an intimate cocktail hour.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Configurations of my band are available from 2 person (voice + piano or guitar) to 4 person (cocktail hour or reception ready: voice + piano, bass, drums) to the expanded version with horns - 6 people: voice +piano, bass, drums + 2 horns.
I offer a seemless jazz/vintage-tinged performance of jazz standards and pop classics, with some of the best players in the Chicago area.
Powerful lyric delivery, wonderful instrumental solos and a seem-less, hassle-free performance can be expected.
A multi-instrumentalist, Christine began her musical studies as a classically trained trumpet player. Her studies took her to internationally-renowned conservatory Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Collaborating with new jazz friends and colleagues led her to pursue a Master’s degree in vocal jazz.
She was accepted into one of the nation’s leading jazz institutions, the University of North Texas. There she focused on her new passion for singing, honing her skills in songwriting, arranging, piano, and improvisation as well. She studied privately with master vocalist Rosana Eckert, developing her song interpretation, vocal technique, and improvisation.
She is currently a full time freelance jazz singer and educator in the DFW area.
Sample songs - any song available upon request with notice
Fly Me To The Moon
You Make Me Feel So Young
Cheek to Cheek
All of Me
All or Nothing At All
'Deed I Do
Girl From Ipanema
The Best Is Yet To Come
I've Got You Under My Skin
I'll Be Seeing You
Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Let's Fall In Love
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Let's Fall In Love
Dream A Little Dream of Me
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Mack The Knife
What A Wonderful World
Be My Baby
Let's Stay Together
I Can't Help Myself
You Can't Hurry Love
Just The Two Of Us
Stay With Me
Rumour Has It
Influences & Inspiration
Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Diana Krall, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norah Jones, The Temptations, Martha and The Vandellas
Access to power
Sound system for very large rooms (anything small - midsize we provide sound)
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