Chrystel Wautier is a young Belgian singer, considered as one of the most promising artists of her generation.
Initially influenced by the "Soul" and "R'n B" music, she discovers the Jazz at a masterclass in 1999.
Born in 1980, she learns musical theory and traditional piano at the academy at the age of 7 and continues to study jazz piano in a private school.
Her father, preacher and musician, initiates her in "Gospel" music at the Protestant church. There she develops the skill of accompaniment. In 2000 she enters the Conservatory of Jazz in Brussels and studies with Anca Parghel. She obtains her first prize in 2002 and starts her career as a singer playing everywhere in Belgium with her first quartet with Raphaël Debacker, Sam Gerstmans and Yves Peeters. She gets known and starts to sing with some important Belgian jazz musicians such as Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Paolo Radoni, Philippe Aerts, Michel Herr, Richard Rousselet, Mimi Verderame etc...
It's in 2005 that she finds a real musical identity in her trio with Quentin Liègeois and Sam Gerstmans. In 2007, after 2 years of work and concerts (Belgium, Morocco…), they record their first album "Between Us" with guest musicians, Guy Cabay and Jean-Paul Estiévenart.
Chrystel Wautier also appears as a backing vocal singer working with Inno De Sadjo "Afro-Soul-Jazz experiment", Tutu Puane "Songbirds" and "Krazy Mess Groovers" (Stars of Europe, Eurovision 2007).