Submitted by networksoul on Sun, 05/13/2012 - 6:36pm
Genre:R&B / Soul / Jazz / Inspirational
Crystal Rose Stark is an award-winning pop/R&B singer who brings a positive influence to today’s music scene. Based on her church-singing roots, she knew that she wanted to pursue a full-time career in music. Crystal attended the University of Arizona where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Music Education. After college, Crystal continued to be active in music by directing music at two local churches and being the lead vocalist for a successful jazz/funk/soul quintet. In the summer of 2005 Crystal decided to try out for the popular TV show American Idol. She made it to the top 44 contestants out of the100,000 that tried out across the country. The exposure from being on the show opened many opportunities for Crystal. She sang back-up on tour with American Idol runner-up Katharine Mcphee on shows such as Jay Leno, Regis & Kelly, and The Today Show. She also worked as a DJ for the popular local radio station Mega Oldies 106.3, and was a TV host for the local television station “My Tucson TV 18.” In the summer of 2006, Crystal entered the gospel music competition, “Music in the Rockies” where she won first place “Best of Show” and was asked to perform at Disney World’s “Night of Joy” alongside Christian artists such as Kirk Franklin, Rebecca St. James, and Mercy Me. Crystal also won a recording opportunity with Indelible Creative Group in Nashville Tennessee where she recorded “Leave Everything Behind” which was featured on the top Indie Christian Artists of 2008” CD. Crystal is currently performing around Tucson playing shows for the Tucson Jazz Society, Big Band Express, and wowing audiences with her jazz/soul/r&b group “The Crystal Stark Quintet”.