Christin Bohrisch Quartet
Christin Bohrisch is a jazz vocalist from Springfield, Missouri. She started learning music at the age of 5 and specifically developed a passion for piano and voice. She served as the church piano accompanist in her hometown of Thayer, Missouri, and began performing jazz vocal standards professionally at the age of 15. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Missouri State University in 2008 while studying under the guidance of Dr. Peter Collins. These various influences have somehow crystallized into her unique style of jazz vocal improvisation, which critics comment is most reminiscent of jazz instrumentalists.
Christin’s vocal style is influenced by jazz vocalists such as Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day, and Sarah Vaughan, as well as instrumentalists including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, and Keith Jarrett. She contributes a fair share of her musical progress and development to her longtime collaboration with saxophonist Randy Hamm and pianist Kyle Aho, who are professors of Jazz Studies at Missouri State University. Together, they have maintained a weekly gig at Haruno Sushi Bar & Grill in Springfield, Missouri, for several years. During this time, they have developed a cherished rapport and musical intuition and built up a substantial repertoire of reworked and reharmonized music from the popular American songbook. Additionally, Christin performs frequently with the Missouri State Faculty Jazz Quintet. She presents to Kansas City, Missouri, for her debut at The Blue Room.
*funding for this performance provided by Missouri Arts Council