About the Artist
Chris Humphrey is a musician who is multi-faceted in his talents and accomplishments.
A jazz vocalist, whose primary focus is the use of the voice as an instrument, Chris is an
improviser and composer as well as an interpreter of song. He is a veteran jazz singer, having worked with Denon recording artists, The Ritz, and the vocal jazz quintet,
Vocalease. With The Ritz, he recorded the CD Almost Blue, which featured Humphrey''s singing, composing, and arranging talents. As a soloist, Mr. Humphrey has been dubbed an ""outstanding talent"" (Sheila Jordan) and ""a creative force"" (Roberta Davis) by critics and performers who have heard his work. He has performed at Blue Note Jazz Clubs in New York, Tokyo, Jakarta, and Fukuoka, Japan. He has also appeared at numerous jazz festivals throughout the United States and abroad. His
debut CD as a leader, Nothing but Blue Sky which was recorded in New York City has
just been released on Cadence Jazz Records with acclaimed drummer Matt Wilson,
bassist Martin Wind and pianist Mark Shilansky. Together the ensemble creates a vivid tapestry of textures and technique among tastefully selected standards and well
crafted Humphrey originals.
Category: Performing Group
Preferred Audiences: College, Adult
Disciplines: Music, Performing Arts
Chris Humphrey Big Band78 Fletcher St
Kennebunk ME 04043