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Chris West


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I am a saxophonist/woodwindist/composer living in Nashville TN. I have a bachelor's of music in Perfomance/Comp and Arranging from Belmont University and a masters in Jazz Studies from Middle Tennessee State University I enjoy composing in all genres of music, espically funk, world, and all styles of jazz. I teach private sax/flute/clarinet at all levels from grade school to professional. I'm a freelance musician and am a member of and tour the United States and Europe with The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker (www.thedynamitesband.com). Some other groups I play with are Halfbrass (www.halfbrass.com), ballhog (www.myspace.com/ballhog). I've had the honor of playing with several jazz greats such as Benny Golson, Rufus Reed, Tim Hagen, Kenny Werner, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Medeski, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Eddie Daniels. Please check out my website at www.jazzmanic.com.

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