Even before Christine Spero began recording with her dynamic quartet, she was earning numerous accolades for her melodic, emotionally powerful and soulful songwriting and was Winner of the USA Songwriting Competition/Jazz cat. with her song,"He Wasn't Always That Way". She was also a finalist with "Caribbean Nights," a festive tropical celebration that typifies the joyful exotica that drives her second recording, "My Spanish Dream", a rich Brazilian/Latin/world fusion offering that dances blithely between pop and jazz. Christine has been written about in USA Today, Billboard, JAZZIZ, JazzTimes, Keyboard Mag. Artist Profile: www.taxi.com/transmitter/0611/headlineB0611.html TCSG has shared the stage with Kevin Eubanks, Doc Gibbs, Blood,Sweat&Tears and Melanie."My Spanish Dream" is airing internationally. Diverse and daring, it highlights Spero's love for lush vocal harmonies. She recorded her first songs and some by Neil Sedaka with Don Kirschner on RCA as a teen.

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"Christine Spero blew away any elitest music critic prejudices I may have had about a singer/songwriter devoting an entire evening's performance to covers of another artist. She took the works of one of her early mentors, Laura Nyro, and recreated them in her own image. And what an image it was. This woman has a lover's touch on piano, a jazz master's vocabulary and a vocal splendor perfectly matched by a band that is nothing short of breathtaking." Don Wilcock/ The Saratogian, Troy Record

Christine Spero

" WINNER of the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition Jazz Category!" USA Today, Billboard, Keyboard Magazine
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"Leading the next wave of Latin Jazz in the Hudson Valley region of New York" Chrongram-July 2004
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The Christine Spero Group plays an exciting blend of jazz,Latin, pop and world influenced original music. Christine is a pianist, singer and songwriter whose work is passionate, unique and diverse. Her well-crafted songs are mature and complex and leave a lot of room for other musicians to express themselves.
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Christine is the winner of the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition in the Jazz category for her song "He Wasn't Always That Way" and Finalist with her song "Caribbean Nights" in the 2002 competition!
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"Comparing Christine Spero's achievement to "American Idol" would denigrate what the East Jewett singer-songwriter has done. While "Idol" dilutes and sanitizes pop music, Spero heightens it. Congratulations to Christine Spero. She quietly brought honor to Greene County and prove music that flies under the radar can have its own integrity." Daily Mail/Hudson Valley Newspapers
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The granddaughter of a classical pianist, Christine was in the church choir and accompanist and soloist on piano and organ. When she heard the music of Sergio Mendes and Laura Nyro her musical sphere began to include much more than just from the classical realm. After recording her first songs on RCA as a young child, she moved to the West Coast to attend college for music and botany.She worked with many jazz and classical musicians who influenced her eclectic and personal style of composing and was the pianist for Bob Braye's Peace and Rhythm Unit. Back in her native New York, she founded a six-piece group including saxophone and trumpet which toured the East Coast.
The Christine Spero Group is currently a quartet with Elliot Spero on saxophones and percussion, Scott Petito on bass and Peter O'Brien on drums. www.christinesperogroup.com

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