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 at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Chris is 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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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.com 

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!

NASHVILLE 

Well, it has been quite some time since my last blog post, but wow what a whirlwind of a few months. I have settled and moved in to my place in Nashville, living near Music Row with two great roommates. Been playing a few gigs here and there, but mostly going out and seeing a ton of music, meeting other musicians, and lining up other upcoming gigs for the fall season. The city of Nashville itself is beautiful; a big town, but not too crowded or cramped, and everyone is super nice! The CMA fest in June was a lot of fun and a great introduction to the country music scene. Great musicians and unbelievable performers, definitely looking to get into the touring scene here. Looking forward to adding some more gig dates in the fall (a few are already in the works), but here's one to add to the calendar: Exit Inn on August 30th!

Recital Recordings! 

Finally! I'm starting to get some recordings from my senior recital up on the internet. You can find them on my SoundCloud (www.soundcloud.com/christopher-croce) and also at the Multimedia section of my website. The first one that got uploaded was the jazz standard "I Thought About You" which featured myself on upright and Ariel Pocock on vocals. Be sure to check it out!

The next one that's getting uploaded is very special to me, as it's a song I wrote about my mom. She has been one of the most inspiring figures in my life and she's always been there to support me and push me towards the next goal. The song is titled "Full Speed Ahead" because it's a saying we use meaning that no matter what's going on, if you set your mind to it, you can achieve it. So just go for it! 

I need to give a huge thanks to David Lukens, Johnathan Hulett, Ariel Pocock, and Neil Carson who absolutely KILLED it on this tune. Hoping to get some more tracks up soon, but until then, Full Speed Ahead!

Nashville Bound! 

It's official! I will be moving to Nashville starting in mid May. David and I found a house near Music Row and Downtown for an awesome price and I'm really excited to continue my career in the Music City. Plus, it'll be the first time living in my own house! So if anyone has moving advice, feel free to email me :) As school at UM wraps up this last month, I'll be working on mixing some tracks from my senior recital, as well as playing some last gigs down here in South Florida. Hoping to have at least one new track up this week, and maybe even another one up by next week. Stay tuned!
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