Kristina Normatova, known as TinaKristina, is a Russian-born musician recording and playing a mix of styles from jazz to funk to psychedelic blues. She is the daughter of legendary Russian musicians, her father is Dimitri Gusev, Russia's leading blues harp exponent and spokesperson of the Russian underground music movement and member of both the Akvarium and Black Mama Dharma Band, and her mother is Gulnora Normatova.

TinaKristina has been performing live since childhood, picking up the bass at age 8. She honed her skills busking with her family on the streets of NYC, then by her teens was traveling the world, playing in bands such as Black Mama Dharma Band, The Savage Rose, Wax Poetic, and Brooklyn Gypsies, and performing alongside Butch Morris, Ladell McLin, Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, and Derek Trucks.

In November 2015, TinaKristina released debut EP her “Dark City,” and in December 2016 released the "Babylon" EP featuring songs in both the English and Russian language.

TinaKristina signs with Instant Records

Plans are already in place to release music this year...

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