"Christine is an extraordinary jazz vocalist, with great pitch,
   time & phrasing, advanced improvisational skills, and most     importantly, has her own honest and unique voice.

She is the kind of singer whom can truly touch listeners, because
 it is evident that she believes in every note and lyric that she sings."

— Gretchen Parlato
Thursday, January 31st, 2019 1:03 PM

Christine's track "Serious Thing" to be featured in Hallmark Channel's Romantic Comedy "The Story of Us" Sat. Feb 9th 8pm

Hey friends that like Hallmark Movies!! I'm so excited to have a song from my CD in the "The Story of Us", the Hallmark Romantic Comedy that will air next Saturday night Feb. 9th!  They'll be playing a track from my album "Good to Be Yours" , a song called "Serious Thing" written by the ridiculously talented and hard working John Morell. Speaking of John's music, if you haven't checked it out yet, listen at spotify, itunes, etc. 
So grateful for his production of this album and for his endless support.
Thursday, June 21st, 2018 11:44 AM

New CD to be released in August!

4 years in the making! NEW CD release August 2018! The John Morell Songbook

Looking forward to the first release of the John Morrell Songbook which will be released in August, 2018!
In an era when there are few standards being added to the Great American Songbook, the release of a full CD of new, fresh and timeless songs is a major event. “I’m inspired by the standards,” says songwriter John Morell. “I think of my objective as ‘breaking old ground.’”

John was fortunate to team up with Christine Tavares-Mocha to perform these songs. She has an appealing voice, the ability to express a wide range of emotions, and a very clear sound that makes it very easy to understand the lyrics.

John is an exceptional storyteller,” enthuses Christine. “Each of his songs paints its own picture. I’m honored to help be the narrator and to put a voice to these stories.”
The 11 songs cover a wide range of love. “Thought I’d Never Fall Again,” which could pass as a forgotten standard from the 1960s, discusses unexpected love. “Serious Thing” deals with assertive love (knowing what one wants) and “A Touch Of Love” has Christine’s voice sounding particularly fetching as she plans a getaway for love. “I Could Swear I’m In Love” is joyous while, on “Don’t Talk To Me About Love,” the narrator wants to avoid the whole subject. “Sunshine Way” has the singer in love with the prospect of moving to Los Angeles.
“Dancing Ground” finds the vocalist, after the breakup of an affair, leaving it open to possibly resume the relationship in the future. “Bad Boy Blues” is about always being attracted to the wrong guy. The singer is surprised by love in “Then Came You,” expresses happiness with her current relationship in “Good To Be Yours” and, on the closing “Strange And Fateful Day,” is a bit bewildered at being unexpectedly in love.
Relevant, authentic lyrics. Strong melodies. Top-notch players. Superior vocals.
Monday, March 17th, 2014 6:15 PM

Christine Tavares in residence at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen

I'm excited to announce the Jump Swing duo with Andre Hillman will be playing at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen at Downtown Disney the first two Sundays of every month starting April 2014, 6-10pm.
For more information, visit http://www.rbjazzkitchen.com/
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 8:27 AM

Disneyland / Jazz Kitchen Jump Swing / NAMM and more...

January 24, 2014 NAMM Showcase

March 2, 2014 Jazz Kitchen / Disneyland
6-10pm with Andre Hillman / Christine T.  Jump Swing 

April 5th, 2014 - Down For The Count
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 8:24 AM

2014 Shows -NAMM, Disneyland

January 24, 2014 NAMM Showcase

March 2, 2014 Jazz Kitchen / Disneyland
6-10pm with Andre Hillman / Christine T.  Jump Swing 

April 5th, 2014 - Down For The Count
Saturday, July 27th, 2013 12:09 AM

2013 New Shows announced at Disneyland, Pasadena, SLO, and Long Beach

2013 Marks a great year for recording new tunes by John Morell as well as more shows featuring great swinging jazz!

Cuesta College Performing Arts Center October 20th, 2013

Disneyland's Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Oct. 13, November 3rd, November 10th

Taix Los Angeles Christmas Festival November 9th, 2013

Morongo Casino December 11, 2013
Monday, October 1st, 2012 11:00 AM

New Shows announced in Santa Barbara, SLO, and Long Beach

See the calendar for specifics. Excited to be singing, swinging, so come out have an evening of fun! 
Santa Barbara Concerts in the Plaza Sept. 27th, 2012
Steynberg Gallery Feb. 2nd, 2013  (San Luis Obispo)
Artist Series February 17th, 2013 (Long Beach)
Monday, April 2nd, 2012 2:26 AM

New Shows: Vitellos, The Marin Center, and Steynberg Gallery

New Happenings!

Enjoyed performances at Catalina Bar N' Grill, Steamers, LACMA, and the Hammer Museum recently.  April 11th, 2012 Check it out! Excited about Down 4 The Count's upcoming performance at Vitellos in Studio City on April 11, 2012! 
Sat. May 12th, 2012  National Acapella Harmony Sweepstakes at The Marin Center
Sat. June 16th, Steynberg Gallery 8pm San Luis Obispo
Saturday, July 30th, 2011 10:40 PM

August Performances at The Hammer Museum, LACMA, CAP, and Genghis Cohen!

Hi Everyone! I'm so excited to be announcing my August performances at The Hammer Museum, LACMA, CAP, and at Genghis Cohen. Please check my calendar for the specifics, I hope to see you at one of the gigs!
Also, I'm incredibly excited about my new album I've been working on with fellow LA musician Nick Rosen. The album will be called "Rise and Shine" featuring original music by me and also featuring a song by John Morell!
It should be completed by the end of this year!
Love and Blessings
Sunday, May 1st, 2011 8:49 AM

Christine Tavares and Jess Basta perform May 1st! Tonight @ The Uma Benefit!

Excited to perform tonight with the awesome Jess Basta! Ticket sales will benefit our friends John and Uma in Uma's recovery! Please donate and read about our wonderful friend and her incredible story!
Sunday, March 20th, 2011 3:28 PM

Christine performs at the 25th Anniversary San Luis Obispo PAC Gala

Join us, April 9, 2011 for the event of the year as we celebrate the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center's 25th Anniversary! Enjoy delectable hors d'oeuvres and fine wine in the Rossi Grand Lobby.  Feast on an assortment of live entertainment. And indulge in a gourmet six-course dinner, from renowned local chef Maegan Loring, on stage in Harman Hall.
Proceeds from the event will support the replacement of the amplified sound system in Harman Hall and will keep the Performing Arts Center affordable and accessible to everyone in our community, especially the 20-plus local nonprofit arts organizations that call it home and the thousands of K-12 students who benefit from it each year.
Tickets are $750 or $6,000 for a table for eight.  Because this event is on stage, space is very limited.  To purchase your tickets call Cory or Frances at (805) 541-5401.
Thursday, January 27th, 2011 2:24 PM

Christine to judge 7th annual A Cappella Scholarship Festival on May 14!

Christine will be adjudicating the "A Cappella Scholarship Festival Competition" at Glendale High School Auditorium on Saturday, May 14, 2011
1440 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA
The festival is open to the public, come see great performances by some of the best junior and senior high vocal acapella groups!
Performances start at 12pm
Friday, November 12th, 2010 11:17 AM

Latest News —

"Love Songs, Lost and Found" Released! The great writing of songwriter John Morell sung by Christine Tavares is now available on ITUNES, CD BABY, AMAZON, and soon PANDORA!
Excited to be working with the Label Standard Tunes www.standardtunes.com
GREAT review of "Love Songs" by The Morning Coffee Mix Radio Show
Thursday, November 11th, 2010 11:17 AM

Some Recent Quotes —

"It was in this setting that Tavares showed her greatest strength, when she truly used her voice as an instruments,sometimes harmonizing with the saxophone, other times simply exploring the intricacies of such a tune as Coltrane's Moment's Notice" - Jazz Now Magazine "(Christine's)) multi-lingual singing is especially fascinating" -- Los Angeles Times An excellent singer with emotional personality and Christine's voice gets this across. This girl is so good, she is really special!-Robin Frederick, Well known song critique (from Taxi TV) "This is one amazing singer! Full of fire and emotion." -- Freight & Salvage :: "Bottom line is, it works!" -- SingOut! :: "A Truly phenomenal act" -- Folkworks ::