It was a hot night in Martinsburg for Fridays at Five (we are in the midst of one of the worst heat waves in years), but it was nice to get together with the Jordan English Jazz Orchestra after a summer season that has been notable for its rainouts. Always a good time to get together with these folks — it is a great reading band and Jordan finds great arrangements. Maynard, Buddy Rich, Roy Hargrove, Bill Potts, Doc Severinson and The Count, just to name a few. We’ll be back in action Aug. 1 at The Amp at Sam Michaels Park, so if you live in the 4state, check it out. You won’t be disappointed...
Chris has been involved with big band, jazz and dance bands for over 30 years in central and southeastern Pennsylvania, the Washington DC metro region and the four-state area of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. A multi-instrumentalist, Chris has also performed in symphonic bands, brass quintets, orchestras and pit orchestras. He has served as a featured vocalist with the Swing Fever Dance Band and Brooks Tegler Big Band. Chris served as president of the Swing Fever Dance Band in 2002 and was a founding member of the Sound Advice Big Band. Chris is open to all opportunities and genres of music, and is happy playing any book in a section.
Instruments: Trombone, trumpet, vocals, valve trombone, superbone, flugelhorn, mellophone and euphonium.
Interests/Experience: Big Band, Dance Band, Lab Band, Small Group Jazz, Swing, Trad/Hot Jazz, Western Swing, Great American Songbook, Barbershop, Harmony Groups, Rock, R&B, Soul, Funk, Country, Eclectic, Symphonic Bands, Orchestras, Pit Orchestra
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Recordings: Swing Fever Dance Band: Something to Swing About: 20 Years of Swing Fever