“It is a joy to see Perez Edmunds back on the Canteen stage as she takes the role of the girl singer in front of the band. She is particularly effective as she portrays Keely Smith, offering a deadpan humor that remains sharply witty and coyly sensual as she subtly but gleefully flirts with the audience, as well as Hook. She is the calmer flower to Hook’s rendition of Prima as the animated buzzing bee.
Vocally, Perez Edmunds can’t be beat. In a show exploding with kinetic energy, her sweetly gentle rendition of “A Sunday Kind of Love” is pure gold, a performance that rivals Jo Stafford’s original recording.
The entire show, originally written by the museum’s former entertainment director, Victoria Reed, and now directed by Perez Edmunds, is a crisp piece that has its own sense of theatrical storytelling as it traces the arc of Prima’s life and career. More than merely a musical Wikipedia entry, it also captures Prima’s personality, most especially the aspect of the consummate showman...”
“The students attending the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Young People's Concert at the Orpheum Theatre on January 23rd swayed to the music as singer Cristina Perez coached them to experience the music of "Do Your Thing", written by New Orleans composer Courtney Bryan. It was a unique spectacle and the Carnegie Hall's Link Up staff attending the concert, loved it….”
“While most musicians are just hoping to gain some traction for their careers from the launch of their first album, singer/songwriter Cristina Perez is aiming just a bit higher.
She’s trying to start a movement.
Using the title track off her first album, “The Sweetest Thing”, as well as social media and fashion, Perez wants to spread the love of New Orleans with the world…”
“Local New Orleans Jazz & Contemporary singer/songwriter Cristina Perez’s style has been referred to as “sultry, smooth that is part Ella Fitzgerald, part Norah Jones”. Being included in such company certainly denotes some serious chops. A true renaissance performer, Cristina’s range extends through all disciplines including acting, dance, and her most prolific, singing.
I was so thrilled to be able to walk and shoot around uptown with this 4th generation Nola Maven, and learn more about her and her latest single “The Sweetest Thing”.Cristina is a musical powerhouse. She writes & produces all of her own music including her latest release “The Sweetest Thing”, and is also a lead performer in many of the shows at the National World War II Museum including The Victory Belles. We’re enamored with Cristina! Below are the some burning questions we had for Cristina…”