What's New with Chris:

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

New shows coming up and arrangement project... 

Hello all! Be sure to check out my upcoming shows, as I've added some new dates that are coming up, including a few with the newly formed WIM Nashville organization, my friend Jess Nolan, and the lovely Fiona Culley. As spring/summer time approach, more gigs will be sure to arise, and I'll make sure you all are updated! Not to mention good ol' wedding season being around the corner.

As for a new project, I've started arranging my original "The 435" for big band! Mr. Chris Taylor, my high school band…Read more

Miami Trip! 

I had an amazing time being back in Miami this past weekend. The main reason for the trip was to be there for my Tim Smith's recital. Tim has been a wonderful mentor for me since 2012 and I was honored when he asked me to play a tune with him for his recital. I also had the pleasure of playing a couple jazz gigs with my great friend Jake Shapiro, who's currently living out in LA. We had a lot of fun and my brother Bryan even got up and jammed with us on a few tunes. The 5 day trip concluded with me checking…Read more

December is HERE! 

It's the most wonderful time of the year! December is probably my favorite month, as I absolutely love the holiday music. With wedding season dying down, I've been working a lot more in White Bridge Studios, and be sure to look out for my girl Madison Lawrence in the next month or so. Her EP is sounding amazing and we can't wait to share it with everyone. I've also been playing a lot more jazz/upright thanks to Chris West's weekly jam at the Night Owl. Feels good to play some bebop and improvise again. Lots…Read more

October Updates... a couple of firsts! 

We're almost through October and things have been rolling along, I can't believe how fast this year is flying by. Still in the midst of wedding season, should die down by Thanksgiving time, but until then, it's a party! I had my first official gig with Joel and the Gents; I've been trying to play with Joel's group for a while now and finally we were able to make it happen. Be sure to check out his EP Southern Funk, you can find it on iTunes, Spotify, etc. Later this week, I'll be playing with the lovely…

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