Chris is a professional electric and upright bassist with over 20 years of experience performing. Hailing from Foxboro MA, he got his start by playing rock in garage bands and jazz on sidewalks and curbs as a young teenager. At just 18 his high school ensemble was chosen to play at the prestigious Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. He studied both Jazz and Classical music at the Hartt School of Music under jazz great Jackie McLean and bass instructors Nat Reeves and Robert Black. He also spent a year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he studied with Sal Macchia and Jeff Holmes. After leaving school, Chris became a full time musician playing both electric bass and percussion daily at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. This included daily sets with the Tomorrowland Countdown and the Main Street Philharmonic. He stayed at Disney for seven years before he accepted a position playing both electric and upright bass for Cirque du Soleil and their touring show Corteo. After touring the west coast and Canada he opted to leave the tour so he could spend more time with his family. Currently he can be heard playing with the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra, Generation Next, Michael Andrew and Swingerhead, The Center Stage Band at Rising Star, and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra as well as numerous other musicians and venues throughout central Florida. You can hear him weekly at First Baptist Church Windermere and Rising Star at Universal’s City Walk. He is also the instructor of bass studies at Valencia College in Orlando.
Sam Rivers, Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Lung, Marcus Paul James, Tiger Okoshi, Kenny Drew Jr., Steve Houghton, Clark Terry, Dan Gottlieb, Marvin Stamm, Alain Bradette, Alex Clements, ELO, The Four Freshmen, Jimmy Green, Kevin Toney, Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Chang, Beef Wellington and the Fantabulous Family, Orchestra of the Americas, Buddy Morrow, Jazz Attack, Michael Andrew, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Glen Miller Orchestra, Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band
Jalen Publishing, Dan McMillion Big Band, Alain Bradette, Alex Clements, Rockafeller Center tour que, In Their Footseps (documentary movie), Serina Jung