Krisanthi Pappas @ The Cotuit Center for the Arts
When: Sat Sep 7th
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Cotuit Center for the Arts | 4404 Falmouth Road | Cotuit
Jazz, cabaret, and pop vocalist and songwriter Krisanthi Pappas will perform in the gallery at Cotuit Center for the Arts on Saturday, September 7, at 8 PM.
Pappas has a sound that combines the soft duskiness of Norah Jones and Diana Krall with the huskyvoiced passion of Bonnie Raitt and the swinging playfulness of Ella Fitzgerald. She is also an award-winning songwriter: her jazz songwriting style has been compared to Randy Newman and her mellow pop style has been likened to Colbie Caillat and Michael Buble.
Her original song, “One Slow Dance a Day,” which was featured on the NBC television series “Parenthood,” was inspired, she said, by “knowing the need for always making time for romance and connection in a relationship, even when everyday life tries to get in the way.”
Pappas’s original compositions have also been heard on the ABC series, “One Life to Live” and the NBC daytime drama, “Passions,” among other shows, and in several movies, including the 2008 films, “Green River” and “Tying the Not.”
The Boston-based singer plays an average of 150 concerts a year at jazz venues, singer/songwriter series, festivals, resorts, clubs, and private events in New England and New York. She has also performed throughout the US and the Caribbean, opening for, or sharing the stage with, such jazz greats as Branford Marsalis, Chuck Mangione, The Yellowjackets, Manhattan Transfer’s Cheryl Bentyne, Kevin Mahogany, Gary Burton, and Makoto Ozone, as well as the B-52s.
Pappas’s most recent CD, “Broadway Favorites ... and All That Jazz!” is a live recording of jazzy arrangements of songs from Broadway shows plus two of her own songs. Her holiday CD, “You and Me by the Christmas Tree,” features her jazz and pop arrangements of holiday classics and two original compositions. Her other CDs are "My Back Yard,” "A Centennial Tribute to George and Ira Gershwin," and a live recording of her show, "Celebratin' Swing."
Krisanthi Pappas will be accompanied by Bill Duffy on piano, Steve Skop on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums.
Tickets are $18, $15 for members and may be purchased at artsonthecape.org or by calling 508-428-0669.