There are two artists named Chris McNulty: 1. a jazz vocalist from Australia, based in New York since the late 1980s. 2. a solo acoustic rock artist from New York and Boston, Massachusetts. (1) Chris McNulty first visited New York City in 1985 and settled there in 1988 after being awarded an International Study Grant from the Australia Council. Since then Chris has garnered further accolades from critics, jazz musicians and fans alike.
1. a jazz vocalist from Australia, based in New York since the late 1980s.
2. a solo acoustic rock artist from New York and Boston, Massachusetts.
(1) Chris McNulty first visited New York City in 1985 and settled there in 1988 after being awarded an International Study Grant from the Australia Council. Since then Chris has garnered further accolades from critics, jazz musicians and fans alike. She has collaborated and performed with some of the finest musicians on the jazz scene today including: Gary Bartz, Paul Bollenback, Gary Thomas, Mulgrew Miller, Ugonna Okegwo, John Hicks, Frank Wess, Ingrid Jensen, Terri-Lyne Carrington, Tim Garland, Tom Lellis, Billy Hart, Ed Howard, Jeff Ballard, Dave Pietro, Joe Locke, Peter Leitch, Tineke Postma, James Genus, , Matt Wilson, Jeff Tain Watts, David Fathead Newman, George Mraz, Kenny Washington, Steve Wilson, Joel Frahm, Gary Versace, David Budway, Harvey S and Tony Reedus.
In 1990, Chris' debut recording in the States, Waltz For Debby, received favorable reviews in several publications and features the official published lyric by Chris of the great Miles Davis classic, "Blue in Green". In 1994, she was also honored as one of six exceptional new jazz singers on the New York scene to be featured on the Venus recording, Big Apple Voices. She has gone on to record several CDs since then, A Time for Love (1996), I Remember You (2004; re-released 2006), Dance Delicioso (2005), and her most recent and highly acclaimed Whispers The Heart (2006), which has been included on the Jazz Journalist Assocation's (JJA) list of Top 10 recordings of 2006. Her development over this period of time from lyricist to full-fledged composer has been duly noted in major press reviews and articles.
Chris has maintained an active profile and presence on the international scene as both performer and recording artist since 1991. Her performances have led to ever increasing festival dates around the world with a touring schedule that includes festival appearances in the UK (Brecon, Wales 2005) Ireland (Kilkenny 2005), Russia, Australia and Belize. In 2002 Chris toured Russia with Paul Bollenback and appeared in the very first St Petersburg Jazz Festival. They have since returned to Russia for several concert and club engagements. McNulty's recently completed 2007 global tour featured engagements at The Melbourne Jazz Festival with her ensemble (Australia 2007), Dundee (Scotland 2007), Adelaide, Australia with her Trio Delux project featuring her long time bassist, Ugonna Okego and collaborator/accompanist, Paul Bollenback), as well as the Kaluga Guitar Festival in Kaluga, Russia with Paul Bollenback and Andrei Kondokov, once again in Trio Delux format. The tour also included a weekend engagement at London's Pizza on the Park, culminating in a 5 night engagement at Dizzy's Coca Cola Club at the Lincoln Center (NYC) (June 2007)
Her music has received major recognition on national radio throughout the United States, UK, Australia, Ireland, Canada and Europe. Recent major features include Michael Jacobi's "Raising the Standards" at KRML Jazz Radio as well as Doug Spence's nationally-syndicated program, The Nightly Planet from ABC Australia.
Chris McNulty appears as a guest soloist on Paul Bollenback's Brightness of Being as well as his more recent release Invocation (2007). Her sixth release in the States, Whispers the Heart, features several new outstanding original works and arrangements including a string quartet she had written, along with featured guests including jazz great Frank Wess, Ingrid Jensen, Paul Bollenback, Ed Howard, Dave Pietro, Tineke Postma, Gary Versace, Matt Wilson, Rogerio Boccato and Montez Coleman.
Chris McNulty's official site: http://www.chrismcnulty.com
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(2) Chris McNulty is a solo acoustic rock artist living outside Boston, Massachusetts. A former member of Famous People and Hubris Jones, he has also appeared with several of Tom Ashton's bands (the Plague, Early Edison) over the years in New York. Chris is noted for the songs "Cant Wait" and "Child of the Moon".