JAZZ BRAIN TRAINING ACADEMY
He is a member of the group 4 = One with Pat Harbison, Steve Davis and Ben Wheeler. Christopher frequently collaborates with top players in St. Louis and performs as a solo artist. Christopher is a widely recognized jazz musicians in St. Louis Missouri with recent performances at the Whitaker Music Festival, Webster University Jazz Series, Mel Bay Jazz Festival, Chesterfield Jazz Festival, Sheldon Concert Hall, Saxquest and profiled by St. Louis Public Radio.
Christopher created the Sculptures In Sound Concert Series at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild presenting Original Music collaborations between artists residing across the United States during the Spring of 2017.
Christopher's performing career extends back more than three decades with performances in more than a dozen countries on three continents. He has resided and worked in Miami, Orlando, San Juan, Virginia, Cincinnati, Louisville and traveled extensively. Previous employers include Disney, Carnival Cruise Lines, Bahama Breeze and the Shoji Tabuchi Show.
He apprenticed with H-Bomb Ferguson, Greg Neer, Laurant Ciceron, Tony Riley, Dave Anderson, Jay Flippen, Rick VanMatre, Pat Harbison and many, many others. He is a graduate of the United States Military Music School Basic Course located in Little Creek Virginia.
Christopher created the Audio Production Program at St. Louis Community College on the Meramec Campus and taught Jazz Combo, Improvisation, Music History, and Saxophone on the college level as an adjunct for eleven years at Webster University, St. Louis University and St. Louis Community College
Christopher holds Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Jazz Saxophone Performance degrees from Webster University.
Is an eclectic multi-instrumentalist, composer, author and independent academic. A resident of St. Louis he frequently commutes to Chicago, Christopher is a sought after soloist, composer and collaborator.
Christopher often explores sonic textures with flutes and percussion emerging from years spent immersed in Haitian, Jamaican, Cuban and Puerto Rican music, while traveling the Caribbean and living in Miami.
In October 2016 Christopher released his first CD of original compositions Blue Morpho. He is the author of the improvisation book Jazz Brain Training, Blue Morpho: Virtual Jazz Recording Session and the saxophone technique book Stacking The Saxophone. He has numerous recording credits including the theme to Living St. Louis on PBS affiliate KTEC.
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