Christine Sullivan is an Australian singer born in Hobart, Tasmania. Her early interest was in contemporary folk and rock idioms, but like her idol Joni Mitchell developed an interest in modern jazz, which she approaches in her own personal style. She moved to Melbourne in 1986, studying classical technique at the Melba Conservatorium, also with American soul, gospel and session vocalist, Venetta Fields. While working at the Limerick Arms in Melbourne in 1990, Christine was heard by British Jazz impresario Ronnie Scott, who invited her to perform at his famous club in London. She performed there later that year, with Chico Freeman and Brainstorm and again in 1992, opening for Chucho Valdés and Irakere. She was a competitor (unplaced) in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in Washington, D.C. in 1998. The judging panel included Dianne Reeves, Nnenna Freelon, Diana Krall, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Joe Williams. The band backing the competitors included Norman Simmons,...
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