Christopher Hollyday began performing publicly in 1983 in the Boston area at age thirteen as a member of his brother Richard’s quintet. In 1988 Hollyday headlined a week at the historic Village Vanguard in New York City. Hollyday toured with Maynard Ferguson as a featured soloist in the trumpeter’s “60th Birthday Big Band”, and recording the “Big Bop Nouveau” album. From 1989 through 1993, Hollyday toured with his own quartet visiting every Western European country, Brazil, Canada, and most of the United States. During this period Hollyday made four recordings for RCA records. As Hollyday toured he visited local schools as a effective clinician and became interested in music education. In 1993 Hollyday pursued his desire to teach and study composition and larger ensemble arranging techniques at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. In 1996, Hollyday relocated to San Diego where he has taught now for 20 years. Hollyday also completed a master degree in jazz studies at San Diego State University. He now teaches privately and performs in San Diego.