Had the honor Monday to play for a Veterans Day ceremony through my connection with the Swingin' Harmony band. It was a little on the chilly side, but a beautiful November morning. Though I have spent a good portion of my playing time over the last 25 years or so playing to veterans groups, that was always in the guise of a 1940s big band, this was the first "concert band" setting I had played since my college days. It was fun to play some patriotic military-style marches, if a bit of a refresher. It has been and will always be a pleasure to recognize our veterans who have given so much of themselves for us.
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.
WITH THE SWING FEVER DANCE BAND
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
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