Chris is a Dallas/Fort Worth-based composer, band leader, trumpeter, and clinician. Originally from Waco, TX, Chris stayed in town to earn a Music Education degree from Baylor University. After graduation, Chris moved to Chicago and earned a Master in Jazz Pedagogy degree from DePaul University.
As a writer, Chris' band and jazz compositions are being performed all over the United States. He owns his own publishing company, C3 Compositions, in which you can find numerous titles for Concert Band, Jazz Band, Flex ensembles, and orchestra. All of Chris' compositions can be found here on the website as well as JWPepper.
As a performer, Chris can be found performing in clubs, churches, and other venues in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as a crossover player; equally comfortable in jazz and classical/band ensembles.
Chris plays on Bell Trumpets, custom built by Steve Bell, Jr. at Bell's Music Shop located in the Ft. Worth area. www.belltrumpets.com