Since her emergence on the international jazz scene in 1991, critically acclaimed Australian-American vocalist-composer, Chris McNulty has been hailed by musicians, peers and critics alike as an artist with a unique vision, boundless creative energy and a distinctive style. She combines a rich, expressive voice with a deep sense of swing, a natural feel for the blues and an impressive ability to improvise.
Her compositions have been hailed as both rich harmonically, melodically and lyrically and well worthy of the company they keep along side the great standards she continues to interpret and explore. After moving to the United States in 1988 McNulty became a fixture on the New York jazz scene for almost three decades before relocating back to Australia in late 2015. Her recordings and performances have garnered 4 and 5 star reviews in publications including DownBeat, Jazz Times, The Irish Times, Jazz Wise, All About Jazz, JazzIs and The Australian, among many others.
From 2002 onwards McNulty has maintained a consistent presence on the international touring scene performing at festivals including the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Kilkenny (Ireland), Brecon (Wales), Kharkov (Ukraine), Petrozavodsk (Russia), Perth, Wangaratta, and Melbourne International Jazz festivals in Australia. Among the leading American jazz musicians Chris has performed and recorded with are the late great pianists, Mulgrew Miller and John Hicks, saxophonists Gary Bartz, Gary Thomas, David Pietro, Frank Wess and Joel Frahm, drummers Billy Hart, Matt Wilson, Montez Coleman, Marcus Gilmore, and the late Tony Reedus as well as Trumpeter, Ingrid Jensen and long time colleagues bassist, Ugonna Okegwo and guitarist, Paul Bollenback.