Ottawa born Jazz vocalist Christine Fagan has been performing as a soloist for over 15 years. She was also a member of the four-woman vocal group Cantarra. Her other projects include an October 2009 collaboration with the Impressions in Jazz Orchestra entitled When Joni Met Mingus, featuring selections from the hisyoric collaboration of 1979 and new arrangements to other Joni Mitchell songs. Known locally for her ability to collaborate she has performed in numerous combos at mostly local venues from dinner clubs to the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, to Parliament Hill. She has also done voice work for film and television.

Fagan comes by her passion for music honestly. Her grandmother, Lucy Fagan of Cornwall Ontario, was the piano player in her father’s professional orchestra from the age of twelve, sharing the stage with her fiddle-playing identical twin brothers, recording artists Gerry and Leonard Carron. Christine’s uncle Eddy Fagan has been a full time singer and Banjo player in New York from the age of 19.

Christine’s vocal style has evolved in a personal way reflecting a broad range of influences including Carmen McRae, Jeanne Lee, Annie Ross, and Joni Mitchell. Her rich contralto voice, and her unique approach to lyrics have been put to full use for ONCE, her debut CD