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Chris Humphrey

A jazz vocalist, whose primary focus is the use of the voice as an instrument, Chris is an improvisor and composer as well as an interpreter of song. He is a veteran jazz singer, having worked with Denon recording artists, THE RITZ, and vocal jazz quintet, VOCALEASE. With THE RITZ, he recorded the CD "Almost Blue", which featured his singing, composing, and arranging talents. As a soloist, he 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 was RELEASED in 2007 on CADENCE JAZZ RECORDS, featuring Matt Wilson on drums, Martin Wind on bass and Mark Shilansky on piano. His newest album is being released 15 YEARS LATER! "The Voice Of Clark Terry" Comes out in 2022!


“Humphrey has the impeccable ability to transform a melody into something previously unheard.” – C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz “His is a talent that deserves to flourish. You’re in the company of the next great American jazz singer.” – Thomas Conrad, Jazz Times “Chris projects a sincerity and hipness that never falters, sounds forced or without reserve. It allows him to simply be himself and project the final piece of the whole: individuality. We listeners are fortunate to have available this kind of talent to balance out the forgettable.” – Bob Rusch, Cadence Jazz “Chris sure can sing, what a joy! His singing knocks me out! This guy is a gas!” – jazz legend Sheila Jordan

Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Clark Terry
Ella Fitzgerald
voice / vocals
Jon Hendricks
voice / vocals
Eddie Jefferson
voice / vocals
Mark Murphy
voice / vocals
Mel Torme
voice / vocals


Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

The Voice of Clark...

Phreydom Music


Nothing but Blue Sky

Cadence Jazz Records


The Snapper

From: The Voice of Clark Terry
By Chris Humphrey


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