A Conversation With Chris Connor

Chris Connor didn’t just sing a song, she made it her own!  Her easy going manner and distinctive ability to get ‘inside’ a lyric defined her performances.  Although she worked with popular big bands, and even became June Christy’s replacement with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, Chris preferred to work with smaller groups and established her lasting reputation touring internationally as a solo performer leading her own trio.  She was one of only a handful of white vocalists considered to be, incontestably, pure jazz singers.