Christina Jones put us in a whimsical trance with her sultry voice while singing of heartbreak in an awe inspiring jazzy performance of “Just A Moment Ago” written by the extremely talented Kimiko Ishizaka whose lyrics tug at your heart strings with the emotionally hard to face feelings of what one faces when a love leaves unexpectedly.
Pain. Fear. Denial. Hope. The overwhelming emotions that come when love breaks. The anger at being betrayed. These are the topics of You Were My Compass, a collection of 8 songs written by Kimiko Ishizaka and performed by Christina Jones.
In a collaboration that started at the very outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Christina and Kimiko have created an epic musical journey of love ballads, rooted in jazz and blues, that mirror Kimiko’s own experience when her husband left her.
Guided by arranger and producer Corey Allen (The Tonight Show, Manhattan Transfer, Chuck Mangione, Lou Rawls), the album resulted from studio sessions in The Dominican Republic, Los Angeles, and Cologne, Germany.
Allan Leschhorn, the recording engineer, is a four-times Album of the Year for the Latin Grammys winner.
The mix and mastering for You Were My Compass is done by Tom McCauley, who has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Dionne Warwick, Arturo Sandoval, Bobby McFerrin, Snarky Puppy, John Legend, and Herbie Hancock.
Christina Jones attended musical theater at the Boston Conservatory in Berklee, Christina Jones started her pursuit in art as a young girl by singing in church, school musicals, and competitions.
She entered the world of performing arts and music theater as a top contender in American Idol, with multiple appearances at The Apollo in Harlem, NY, and roles in musicals at the New Repertory Theater and Central Square Theater.
Her influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, and Maya Angelou.
Christina has a unique artistic style that moves seamlessly between multiple genres and draws on her special talents of perfect pitch and synesthesia.
You Were My Compass will be released in June, 2021.
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