What's New with Chris:

New Year, New Shows! 

Happy New Year everyone! 2017 is shaping up to be a super fun year, and we're already kicking it off with a bang. I'm pleased to announce I'll be joining Bruce Hornsby and Sonny Emory for Festival Miami on February 4th. We'll be playing a lot of new songs written by Bruce himself, and we'll be joined by the fabulous Mancini Orchestra. For me to come back to UM and perform at their marquee festival is truly an honor.

Also, lots of Carpenters Remembered dates coming in the spring time after a super busy…Read more

July 3rd with Squirrel Nut Zippers! 

I'm SUPER excited to announce my first show of my own music since my recital days in Miami... July 3rd at the Deer Valley Amphitheater! We'll be opening up for Squirrel Nut Zippers and it's going to be a great show. I'm very fortunate to be sharing the stage with Ariel Pocock, a great friend of mine and absolutely wonderful pianist and vocalist, as well as my long time HS buddy Parker Swenson on drums and my brother Bryan on sax. I'll also be joined for one tune by Tyler Webb and Leo Peters, in what's going…Read more

Back from Mexico! Busy June... 

Feels good to be back in the States! After a really fun family vacation, it's right back to the grind with a Paul Childers gig tomorrow and a Nashville FAM gig Sunday. The end of May was quite busy, with a ton of wedding gigs last month, including 3 in a row over Memorial Day weekend!

June looks to be a lot of fun, with the NAMM show coming to town (always great to check out new gear and hang with lots of friends, including my favorite people up at D'Addario), more Paul Childers gigs and shooting a music…Read more

Big Band Fun! And Carpenters Remembered... 

Well, the debut of my big band arrangement of the 435 couldn't have gone any better! The band absolutely crushed it, the solos sounded great, and my brother Bryan did a great job rising to the occasion on the ending solo. Probably the coolest part of the whole experience was the number of kids that came up to me and told me how much they enjoyed prepping and playing my tune. They even thanked me for arranging it for them to play, and all I could say was "hey, you were the one that played it!" I've had…

Big Band Chart Finished! New Dates too... 

Woo!!! "The 435" big band arrangement is finally finished!! After 5 weeks of hard work and a few phone calls with Neil Carson, the chart is done and sent of the Mr. Chris Taylor and the Park City High School Varsity Jazz Band. I will also be flying to Park City to give a clinic to the kids and conduct the chart for their final concert of the year on May 18th. Not only will it be a great experience to be able to give back to the program that taught me so much, it'll be wonderful to be back home again AND for…Read more

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