About Christine

Christine Fawson is an unforgettable talent, who mesmerizes audiences around the world with her sultry vocals and virtuosic control of the trumpet. Originating from Northern California, she forged a dominating path through jazz and commercial entertainment, and has sculpted the minds of aspiring artists for over 20 years.

Endorsed by the prestigious Bach corporation, Christine was an innovative and commanding presence on the Brass Faculty at Berklee College of Music for 14 years, lending her talents to the Ear Training, Harmony, Vocal, Performance Studies and Ensemble Departments, as well as evaluating student applicants through the Audition and Interview Program. Berklee showcased her talents in countless performances, recordings, promotional materials, and jazz clinics in several foreign partner schools.

Downbeat Magazine has celebrated Christine as “A distinctive performer with compelling dynamism”, and Jack Bowers, of All About Jazz, touts her presence as “a performer who must be seen as well as heard to be suitably appreciated”.

Christine was awarded the esteemed honor of third place in the 2017 International Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Competition, one of music’s greatest accolades. Her 2002-2012 tenure in the popular vocal jazz ensemble, Syncopation, included a featured performance in the 2009 Boston Pops July 4th celebration, among other distinguished festivals around the United States and Japan. Syncopation produced three CDs during their journey together, including A New Dance, Of Blue, and Wonderful You, and regularly performed throughout the Boston area with The Capitol Center Jazz Orchestra and Phil Wilson’s acclaimed Rainbow Band.

From 2004-2009, Christine joined the ranks of the infamous DIVA Jazz Orchestra, garnering exposure domestically and internationally for concerts and festivals - most notably, at Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, and Lincoln Center with legendary talents such as Johnny Mandel, Tommy Newsom, and the New York Pops. Her stunning vocal expertise was featured often as a soloist for DIVA, with an unforgettable appearance at Dizzy’s Club at Lincoln Center in the 2016 Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas Tribute Concert.

The warmth of her connection, ability to captivate audiences, and endless musical versatility made her a valuable asset as a freelance trumpet player for numerous agencies in New York and Boston, most notably Wilson Stevens. Her performances with The Rat Pack, The Disney Corporation, Bose, and Adele has delivered her soulful vibrations to audiences nationwide. Christine’s dedicated research, passion for sharing the joy of music, and expertise grown through decades of experience have made her an in-demand performance artist, hosting clinics, concerts, and masterclasses for renowned events such as JEN and NMEA, and other festivals throughout the world.

Christine’s success has accumulated four albums as leader. Her first, entitled Happy Talk (2003), is a collaboration with legendary trombonist and Grammy-nominated arranger, Phil Wilson. She stretched her creativity on her second album, My Side, in 2013 to feature some of her original pop and jazz compositions, but, brought her journey back to more traditional jazz roots for her 2016 production of Here Now. Her latest release, Christine Fawson Sings Jazz (2018) features her contemporary adaptations of favorite selections from the American Songbook.

Christine is currently touring, producing events, and developing new projects in the New Mexico music scene.