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Chris Broomhead

A native of Melbourne and currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Chris is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and Monash University and works in a variety of settings and projects as a drummer, composer, producer, leader and teacher.

His trio project Refraction, which also features Brenton Foster on piano and Jordan Tarento on double bass, released their debut album As We Were in March 2015 and it was nominated for Best Jazz Album in The Age Music Victoria Awards of that year. Their follow-up recording entitled Inerrant Space was released in May of 2016 and their third album Reimagined was released in June 2017. Their fourth studio recording The Outsider was released in June 2019 with the follow-up EP Three Improvisations released in September 2019.

In 2015 Chris released Pieces, his debut jazz-fusion-groove solo recording which features a variety of guest musicians.

As part of fusion trio EQ, Chris along with guitarist Chris Bieniek and bassist Kit Riley have released two recordings – the self-titled debut in 2007 and its follow-up To Speak in 2012. Both albums were released on the previously active Australian jazz-fusion label Vorticity Music.


Album Review

Chris Mondak: Glass Spheres

Read "Glass Spheres" reviewed by Kyle Simpler

Until now, bassist Chris Mondak has been impressing only live audiences. With his album debut, Glass Spheres, he hopes to connect with a wider audience. Mondak's life has been far from ordinary. He was born in Venezuela and raised in Illinois. While in high school, he was awarded Illinois All-State Musician three times and received numerous other honors. Later, he earned a Bachelor of Music degree at The New England Conservatory of music, where he studied with Dave Holland and ...

Album Review

Chris Mondak: Glass Spheres

Read "Glass Spheres" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The 24-year-old Venezuelan-born bassist and composer Chris Mondak presents his latest recording of exciting new jazz on the varied Glass Spheres, offering an intriguing and absorbing selection of originals that explores a range of styles from swing, pop and bebop to avant-garde. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Mondak and his band have become a regular feature in Nashville's burgeoning jazz scene after a brief history of performing in venues from Cleveland to Chicago and New York as well as internationally including ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Glass Spheres

Summit Records



Rare Colour Records


To Speak

Vorticity Music



Vorticity Music


Silk Purchase

From: Pieces
By Chris Broomhead


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