ROLLING STONE —
“Even (Shawn) Stockman lost his cool, telling soloist Christie Dashiell that her voice ‘sounded like warm butter on grits!'”
“…the neo-soul voice of Christie Dashiell….’floating vocals!'”, referring to a recording with Marcus Strickland for Blue Note Records.
Capital Bop —
“the vocals of Dashiell were crisp and fine like flower petals or satin sheets.”
awarded her “Best College Graduate Jazz Vocalist” and “Outstanding Soloist” honors.
Influenced by and compared to Sarah Vaughn, Lalah Hathaway, Janet Jackson and Aaliyah, Christie possesses a powerfully gentle voice and an imaginative musical style that is uniquely hers! She knows how to embrace the standards and make them her own. Her talents have been widely recognized: she performed at The Kennedy Center in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead residency and at Lincoln Center in the Jazz for Young People Program. She was featured on NPRs “JazzSet” with Dee Dee Bridgewater, and has appeared in concert with Esperanza Spalding, Fred Hammond, Smokey Robinson, Marcus Strickland and other legends. Don’t miss the musical magic that unfolds this weekend with Christie and her quintet in residency @ Black Cat!