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Chris Klaxton

Growing up in a supportive family, Chris Klaxton was encouraged to study music from a young age and inevitably found himself embarking on a life and career in music. While at the University of New Hampshire under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Stibler, Klaxton soon realized his commitment to the horn and was fortunate to form a relationship with jazz legend, Clark Terry. Learning the music and history from Clark, as well as traveling with Clark as an assistant and travel manager, were profoundly deep and eye opening experiences for Klaxton. A several year stint in Miami afforded Klaxton the opportunity to study with trumpet luminaries Brian Lynch and Jason Carder, perform alongside and learn from trumpeter Dave Douglas, as well as study composition and trumpet with renowned trumpeter and film composer, Terence Blanchard

Album

Collage

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Arise Automation; Love Gone Wild; Wampus; Don’t Go All At Once Pt. 1; Touch And go; Rainforset tortoise; She Loved A Good Story; Don’t Go All At Once Pt. 2; Jumprope; Fictional Friends Remix.

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News: Recording

Red Piano Records Announces The Release Of "Variations" The New Recording From Award-Winning Drummer/Composer Steve Grover

Red Piano Records Announces The Release Of "Variations" The New Recording From Award-Winning Drummer/Composer Steve Grover

Featuring Steve Grover (drums, compositions), Frank Carlberg (piano), Sean Farias (bass), Christine Correa (voice), Andrew Rathburn, George Garzone & Duncan Hardy (saxophones), Chris Klaxton (trumpet) Available NOW Brooklyn-based Red Piano Records is proud to announce the release of Variations by Steve Grover, a drummer and composer from Maine. This album features a stellar ensemble of jazz ...

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Article: Album Review

Chris Klaxton: Collage

Read "Collage" reviewed by James Nadal


With each release, the current crop of young lions demonstrate they have what it takes to come up with novel ideas, keeping the music renewed. Since his 2014 debut of “Starcode,"--a foray into cosmic jazz--trumpeter Chris Klaxton has remained perpetually engaged and appears not to slow down on Collage , a patchwork of progressive jazz injected ...

Album

Starcode

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Starcode Pt. 1; Billions; Hard Times; Expopheric; Starcode Pt. 2; Next Time We Float away/Quarter Note; Fictional Friends; The Land of Dreams; Starcode Pt. 3.

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Article: Album Review

Chris Klaxton: Starcode

Read "Starcode" reviewed by James Nadal


Oftentimes the back story behind the motivation and inspiration for songs compiled on a record is just as fascinating as the music itself. Case in point is trumpeter Chris Klaxton, whose interest in subjects as diverse as astrophysics, the intellectual philosophies of Ouspensky and Gurdjieff, and spiritual continuity of life, culminated in his recording Starcode. Though ...

Album

Starcode

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014

News: Event

In Ears 'n' Eyes With Matt Langley At The Dance Hall On March 9th In Kittery Maine

In Ears 'n' Eyes With Matt Langley At The Dance Hall On March 9th In Kittery Maine

In Ears ‘n’ Eyes is a visual and auditory sensation that will treat ones ears ‘n’ eyes to new conversations in jazz idioms on Saturday March 9th between 7 and 9:30pm at The Dance Hall in Kittery Maine. This season’s In Ears ‘n’ Eyes fuses combinations of painting, song, poetry, modal, tonal, bebop and classically inspired ...


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