Join us for a relaxing afternoon of music and wine.
Jazz vocalist Christiana Drapkin has been performing on the East Coast for thirty years. Now living in Rockville, MD since moving to the area from Brooklyn, NY in 2008, she’s established some fine collaborations with the excellent local musicians in our DC Metro area. In her singing, Christiana pays close attention to a song’s lyrics, and loves to launch into her joyful scat improvisations. She feels deeply immersed in the rich traditions of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Carmen McRae, as well as in the Vocalese fireworks of Anita O’Day, Jon Hendricks, and Annie Ross. With her focus on Jazz Standards from the Great American Songbook, she highlights improvisation and harmonic development, carrying on and developing the tradition of Bebop and musicians like Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and Thelonious Monk.