Chris Trinidad is a Filipino-Canadian multi-instrumentalist who now makes the San Francisco Bay Area his home. His mission as a musician is to apply the bass guitar in primarily mainstream jazz situations, acoustic world music contexts, and non-traditional avant-garde formats. In addition to his bass guitar playing, he is a freelance session musician he often called to accompany on piano or drum set, or to perform as a choral singer. As a seasoned veteran with experience in multiple genres of music, Chris balances practical musicianship and applied artistry with a solid background in academia. He holds undergraduate degrees in Jazz Studies and Music Education with additional earned graduate degrees in Music Education, Liturgical Studies, and Educational Leadership. His far ranging interests also include work in academic research, secondary school teaching, record production, liturgical ministry, and choral conducting.