June 20, 2018

Chris Geith in the Spotlight

If you listen to Smooth Jazz / instrumental music, chances are, you have heard keyboardist Chris Geith. His music has been among the most streamed / downloaded on the first generation MP3.com website with a whopping 1,400,000 + downloads.
Chris began playing piano at the age of six. Starting with classical, Chris moved into Jazz graduating from the Manhattan School of Music with a masters degree and “advance standing” for his musical skills. Chris was awarded the “20th Anniversary Keyboard Competition” prize in 1995 by Keyboard magazine for his composition “Sunrise Hunter”.

Chris Geith’s unique sound, and ability to communicate through music, currently attracts thousands of new visitors every week to his websites, with over 156,000 fans online between Facebook, Myspace and Twitter, creating an extensive network of fans worldwide.

Enjoy CT Live proudly presents an interview with Chris Geith:

1. What genre of music do you perform? 

Contemporary Jazz

2.     When did you start performing?

Started playing when I was around 6 years old.

3.     What city and state are you based out of?  

New Haven, CT

4.     What about playing music makes you happy?

You can express yourself without saying a word.

5.     What are your hopes for your future in live music?

To do more concerts in Europe.

6.     What other acts/musicians do you regularly play with?

Not really “regularly” but kind of often: Vincent Ingala – sax, Dave Anderson – bass, Trever Somerville – drums. Also singer Nadina Perry

7.     Are you currently working on any projects?  If so, what are they?

Currently working on a new album in collaboration with trumpet player David Wells entitled “No Side Effects”.

8.     What has been your favorite performance so far?

Performing in Italy at the “Veneto Jazz Festival”.

9.     Who are some of your favorite musicians?

Too many to list, but to name a few:  Pat Metheny, David Foster, Chris Botti, Ennio Morricone, Dave Grusin, Joe Sample, The Rippingtons

10.     What is your favorite instrument to play? Why?  

Piano, mostly because of the extensive range of the instrument.

 

Visit http://chrisgeith.com/ for more information.