Jazz. Pop. Rock. R&B. Latin. Country.

A talented upcoming bass player, Chris Croce brings an engaging passion of music to any stage or genre. A graduate of the world-renowned Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Chris majored in Music Business & Entertainment Industries while improving his performance ability as a minor in Jazz Bass. He's shared the stage with greats in many genres, including Bruce Hornsby, Lamont Dozier, Peter Erskine, Jeff Coffin, Brian Lynch, and Esperanza Spalding, to name a few.

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Back in Nashville! 

After an amazing 10 days in Miami, I am back home in the wonderful, but much colder, city of Nashville, TN. It truly was an amazing week for me back where I called home for 4 years. I had two recording sessions for my upcoming EP, and all of the musicians absolutely brought it and sounded GREAT. I'm really looking forward to editing the tracks back here in Nashville, and then eventually getting them mixed/mastered for release later this year. The EP will contain 5 tracks and will be a mix of jazz, funk, and contemporary. Stay tuned for updates about the project as well as potential sneak peeks!

The last weekend of the Miami trip was spent rehearsing/performing with Bruce Hornsby, Sonny Emory, and the New World Symphony at the New World Center in Miami Beach. It was truly an unforgettable experience, and I should will have some video footage from that. In the meantime, check out some of the pictures on my "Photos" tab! Bruce and Sonny were great to play with, and hopefully more opportunities will come from it. It was also special to have my parents down there to celebrate not only the gig and EP, but also my 23rd birthday!

Check out my "Upcoming Events" for more info on where I'm playing next.

One Week Until Miami! 

It's official: in a week I will be in Miami for my 10 day excursion that will include two recording sessions, two rehearsals, two gigs, and plenty of fun times with old friends and new ones. Needless to say, I am very excited for this trip! During the recording sessions, I'll be recording 5 tracks and using the same lineup from my senior recital last year. Be sure to be on the look out for pictures from the sessions, rehearsals and gigs!

I also have a few shows in Nashville booked for this week (tonight Jan 16th at High Watt!) and the first week of February with more bookings coming soon. The band I'm playing with tonight (Del Mar) is also hard at work on their upcoming EP, and I'll let you know as soon as that comes out, which should be in the next couple of months!

Busy start to 2015 

As a new year comes around, I have a lot of very exciting things going on this month. Besides various up coming gigs in the Nashville area (which you can check out on my "Upcoming Events" tab), I will be traveling back to Miami at the end of the month to record my first EP!! I am super excited to finally get a chance to record and make my own record, and even more thrilled to be able to do it where I went to college and with the same people that played on my recital. Mentor and longtime Nashville producer Tim Smith is going to be helping me produce the record, as well as my usual partner in crime, David Lukens.

During my time in Miami, I will also be performing with the one and only Bruce Hornsby, who has asked me to join him and his drummer Sonny Emory for two shows at the New World Center in Miami Beach. We will be performing world premiere orchestrations of Bruce's original music, and needless to say it is an honor that Bruce wanted me for this gig. The phone call itself was exhilarating, and I'm looking forward to playing with him in a few weeks!

Stay tuned for stories from Miami about my EP and playing with Bruce.

Lakland Basses and Taria Show 

Fall comes around... for the first time in 4 years for me! After going to college in Miami, I'm welcoming the cooler weather and falling leaves. I'm really proud to say that I now sponsor Lakland Basses, and huge thanks to Steve Pirruccello up at Lakland for hooking me up with an absolutely amazing instrument. Check out my gear page for the link to the Lakland website.

While the wedding season is certainly dying down, I've been spending more of my time working with an up and coming country artist named Taria. She is an amazing singer and we've been putting together her live show and it's starting to come together quite nicely! We're hoping to do a showcase in Nashville before the New Year, with things really taking off in January and February. You can check out her website at www.taria.comĀ 

I've also been working on writing some new songs, as well as mixing some of my old recital recordings, so stay tuned for new Chris Croce music!

A New School Year... 

...except I don't have to go back to school! Lucky for me, I've been keeping busy with wedding gigs and playing other gigs around town. For the first time since moving here, I have at least a couple gigs for consecutive weeks, and it looks like it'll keep that way into the first half of September. Feeling very refreshed after a family vacation and looking forward to starting on some new projects! More to be announced soon, including another endorsement which I'm very excited about!
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