- Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
- 4 Verified Bookings
Michelle M. said “Beyond my expectations!!!”
Professional, fun and dynamic vocals fronting the cities' best jazz musicians... it makes for a perfect combination. With over 20 years experience... We've played everything from Jazz Festivals to Cocktail Parties. OC "Best Jazz Award" Winner, Multiple award nominations, 5 CDs in release and worldwide radio airplay.
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. Music styles include: Standards, swing, jazz blues, latin jazz and bossa nova.
I hired this amazing group for the second time to perform at a senior center for seniors who have no access to live music. They were amazing. I also use them for my 30th anniversary party previously and all of my professional musician friends couldn’t get over how good they were. Such a class act.
Cris and her amazing band made our event super special. We are in the arts and many folks at our 30th Anniversary party were professional musicians, and they commented on how great the music was. I am so grateful for the amazing music. Will definitely hire again.
Had a small private event for birthday/anniversary- they were lovely people to spend our occasion with and the music was fantastic! We will call them next year!
Cris and her band members played wonderfully for my parent's birthday barbeque and really made the day special. Super friendly. Even played backup for my nieces to serenade their grandparents. They felt like family. Always welcome. Will certainly call again. Spreading the word. They are Awesome.
Loved Cris and her band. Total professionals and we really enjoyed the music. I highly recommend them.
We loved Cris Barber and her trio. One of the first comments made to me by one of my close friends was "Where did you find that Jazz Band, they're amazing". Cris is excellent, her voice is very captivating, smooth and never forceful. This is the kind of entertainment you would get for discriminating guests. I received a lot of praises from our friends and I would certainly recommend this group. They will definitely be my entertainers for all our parties, no doubt.
Price Range: $300 and up
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.
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CORPORATE PARTIES - JAZZ FESTIVALS - PRIVATE EVENTS - WINE TASTINGS - ANNIVERSARY PARTIES - CHRISTMAS PARTIES - AND MORE.
BAND SIZES: We can customize to fit your budget. 2-8 players.
Contact us now and we'd be happy to answer any questions.
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.
***** 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.'
|April 20, 2023 • 10:00am - 11:00am
|February 05, 2022 • 1:30pm - 4:00pm
|June 06, 2020 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
|June 22, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
|August 17, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
|August 04, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:30pm
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