Krisanthi Pappas in Dover, New Hampshire

The Alkistis Ladies Society will be sponsoring a "Cabaret Night" featuring Krisanthi Pappas and her 3 piece band. The Alkistis and friends will provide the mezedakia and delicious Greek pastry desserts. Krisanthi will provide the entertainment. Please join us for a wonderful event on the evening of Saturday May 17, 2008 at the Hellenic Center in Dover, New Hampshire.Jazz, cabaret and pop vocalist, Krisanthi Pappas has performed throughout the U.S. and Caribbean at jazz concert series, festivals, resorts, clubs and private events.
Playing an average of 150 performances a year, she has opened for or shared the stage with such jazz greats as Branford Marsalis, Chuck Mangione, The Yellowjackets, Manhattan Transfer's Cheryl Bentyne, Kevin Mahogany, Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone as well as pop sensations The B-52s. Krisanthi also plays piano and drums on some of her songs as well as writing her band's musical arrangements.

Based in the Boston-area, Krisanthi appears at events and prestigious venues throughout New England and New York City. She has also been the musical director and a performer for many benefits including the Faulkner Hospital Breast Center in Boston, The Orpheum Theatre in Foxboro and others. Her Sister Friends for Life Concert featured herself with Sharon DiFronzo, Livingston Taylor and many radio personalities from WMJX and KISS 108.

Krisanthi is the 2006 3rd place Jazz Winner of the prestigious Billboard World Song Contest for her song "One Slow Dance A Day", placing above literally thousands of entrants worldwide. Krisanthi also won (in a tie for first place) NYC's Cabaret Hotline 2006 Members' Choice Songwriters' Favorite Song Award for her song "My Back Yard".

Krisanthi's original music and lyrics receive airplay on "One Life to Live" on ABC and "Passions" on NBC throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia. Her songs are also performed live in her own concerts as well as by many other cabaret and jazz performers in New York City, Boston and Washington DC.

In addition to her own band and various jazz combos, Krisanthi is the lead singer for Boston's popular group, "The John Payne Band". (John was formerly with Van Morrison, Michael Franks, Bonnie Raitt and others.)
Also a proficient pianist, Krisanthi plays solo piano/vocal engagements at New England venues. She is fortunate to spend winters performing solo in the Caribbean.
In other areas of musical employment, Krisanthi is the songwriter and singing voice heard on many New England television and radio jingles.
Krisanthi's project, "Celebratin' Swing" is a full theatrical production which made its world premiere at the Orpheum Foxborough in March and April 2001, produced by executive director Lisa Giuffre. Krisanthi stars in this upbeat show as a singer, dancer and musician. She also cast the musicians, swing dancers and tap dancers as well as being the show's creator, director, musical arranger and on some songs the composer and lyricist. "Celebratin' Swing" may soon be traveling to other theatres.
As a private instructor of piano, music theory, and vocal performance, she is a member of The National Association for Music Education and The International Association of Jazz Educators.

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