Accolades

Chris has worked with, performed, opened for, or recorded with many distinguished artists, including:
Jeff Coffin (Grammy Winner), Eric Marienthal (Grammy Winner), Nicholas Payton (Grammy Winner), Bob Mintzer (Grammy Winner), Esperanza Spalding (Grammy Winner), Bruce Hornsby (Grammy Winner), Karen Greene (Grammy Winner), Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts (Grammy Winner), Orbert Davis, Wycliffe Gordon, Livingston Taylor, Jon Faddis, Andy Martin, Dan Fornero, Alex Acuna, Adolfo Acosta, Ed Calle, Claudio Roditi, Robby Ameen, Carl Allen, Rashawn Ross, Lenny Pickett, Brian Bromberg (Grammy Nominated), Terreon Gully, Ron Blake, Gregg Bissonette, Ted Rosenthal, Conrad Herwig, Frank Catalano

Awards won:
Downbeat Award for Best Blues/Pop/Rock Group (UM Funk/Fusion Group; 2012)
Downbeat Award for Best Big Band (Crescent Super Band; 2009 and 2010)
Utah’s Best of State for Professional Music Group (Crescent Super Band; 2009 and 2010)
Utah All State Jazz Band (2010)
Maestro Award at National Heritage Festival in Washington D.C. (2009)