Chris will be leading an all-star cast of musicians and singers to bring a special Jazz and Soul Christmas Eve to Colorado Community Church! Featuring Will Pinner on drums, Jeff Fournier on upright bass, Isidro Aybar on guitar and Ayinde Russell on vocals, this group will be bringing the heat on what looks to be a cold and snowy Christmas Eve! 5 services throughout the day- be sure to come early as it will be crowded, and the music will be going well before the service starts. Visit coloradocommunity.org for details and directions! See you there!
2017 is turning out to be quite a year! Recording two CD projects and gaining new clients in TV and film have kept me very busy, but the most rewarding part of my job is giving away instruments! This year so far has seen instruments going to Peru, Belize, Cuba, Sierra Leone, India, Mexico, and now DR Congo! An entire PA system and a stage-full of instruments are heading there in October. This will mark 1,055 instruments given away over the past 18 years. God is good!
Chris's close friend and Ugandan artist Isaiah Katumwa recently reached the top of the US Indie Smooth Jazz chart, with his song All Year Summer. Chris played three horns on the track, co-produced it with Isaiah, and also mixed and mastered the track. You can hear it on iTunes, or visit Isaiah's website here.
With a recent donation of a new electric keyboard and a drum set to a team headed to Sierra Leone, West Africa, Chris has reached 975 instruments given away on six continents during his career. "I only started counting a few years ago", Chris says, "but I thought that keeping track would be a nice tribute to all of the great support I have received." If you would like to help Chris and Mercy Music reach 1,000, feel free to contact him through this site. Thanks!