Some recent Milestones.

Dingo Australian Jazz Journal Article

Christine's book release "The Singers'Companion Personal Wisdom from the Global Music Industry" is featured in a review by Julia Messenger for the inaugural Australian Jazz Magazine "Dingo Australian Jazz Journal". Two editions of this new magazine are published each year and is well worth the subscription. Click here for the web site.

May 2021

A new book by Christine and Colleagues

The Singers' Companion: Personal Wisdom from the Global Music Industry
by Christine Sullivan (Author), Lucy Roleff (Illustrator), Tim Sweetapple (Illustrator), Monika Roleff (Editor)

‘The Singers' Companion’ is a collection of anecdotes, quotes, and words of wisdom, directly from professional artists, technicians, musicians, and singers from around the globe.  The work provides an inspirational platform of experience-based advice for aspiring students, teachers, arts/music organisations, and the general public, interested in the life and journey of the singer. It's a gift of words of wisdom from industry elders, and emerging talents from different musical generations, genres, and age groups, to be used by the reader as an industry guide.

The genesis of ‘The Singers' Companion’ began with the work of Christine Sullivan and Monika Roleff. Christine Sullivan is an internationally recognised singer, recording artist, performer, and teacher. Monika Roleff is an arts worker, word and arts festival co-ordinator, writer, and author. Both are voice enthusiasts with a rich ancestral heritage in the field.

The eBook can be puchased on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

December  2019
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New web site

We've recently upgrade Christine's web site to showcase her career and ongoing commitment to the music industry. Many thanks to McPherson Scientific who built and host the site!

December 2017

Aquiline collaboration

Christine was invited to record as a guest improviser for Gordon Harvey pianist composer and teacher for the Simply Music international school for piano, for his new release 'Aquiline'. The tracks were improvised and some composed tracks. One of the tracks was put up for a documentary soundtrack.

2014 2016

New York

New York City. Christine began a mentorship with trumpet player Don Sickler, whom she met in 1998 in Washington D.C. Don is a Grammy Award winning arranger, for singers Betty Carter and Shirley Horn, he is also a producer, publisher for Second Floor Music. Christine studied Jazz theory, while also recording 15 tracks not yet recorded at the iconic Rudy Van Gelders studio with Rudy Van Gelder and Maureen Sickler engineering the session. Christine was introduced to many greats of the local and international jazz scene, for example composer Bertha Hope, Pianist composer Cecilia Coleman, Recording originals by Mark Murphy, Abbey Lincoln, Charles Mingus. Iconic pianist/composer Ran Blake, New York pianist/composer/educator at the New School of Music Kirk Nurock.

2012 2015

Bennets Lane

Christine was a main feature in the vocalist's section of Melbourne Musicians David James' book release titled 'The Worlds Best Jazz Club" the story of Bennetts Lane.

2014