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Chris Komer

A native of Kansas, New Jersey Symphony French horn CHRIS KOMER began his studies at Wichita State University with Nick Smith. He later studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Rick Solis and at the Manhattan School of Music with David Jolly. A New York City resident, Komer is at home playing all types of music in all types of settings, and he has become one of New York City’s most sought after freelance hornists. From the concert hall (in addition to the New Jersey Symphony, he has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony and Houston Symphony) to the jazz club (he has performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Chico O’Farrell Orchestra, Chuck Mangione, Marta Topferova and Gary Morgan’s Panamericana) to the recording studio (he has appeared in recordings for J


What Times Are These

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: In The Light of Day (feat. Keita Ogawa); To Be of Use; An Old Story (feat. Aubrey Johnson & Keita Ogawa); In Those Years (feat. Theo Bleckmann); What Kind of Times Are These (feat. Sara Serpa); Sorrow Song (feat. KOKAYI & Aubrey Johnson; My Grandmother In The Stars (feat. Sara Serpa); I Am Wrestling with Despair (feat. Sara Serpa); Dreams (feat. Aubrey Johnson); In The Day of Light (feat. Keita Ogawa).


News: Recording

The Jamie Baum Septet+ Release 'What Times Are These' on Sunnyside Records

The Jamie Baum Septet+ Release 'What Times Are These' on Sunnyside Records

On What Times Are These (Sunnyside), Jamie Baum’s fifth recording with The Jamie Baum Septet+, her flagship ensemble, the acclaimed New York-based flutist-composer presents her first exploration of spoken word and art song. To be specific, seven of Baum’s ten compositions respond to works by a cohort of eminent 20 th and 21 st century female ...


Chamber Jazz

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: While in Pass Manchac; Charlotte and Evan; Don’t Explain; Bebe; Pee Wee; Oska T; Abschied, Ray; Atchafalaya Fiction.


Article: Live Review


Read "JAZZTOPAD 2018" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Jazztopad Festival Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music National Forum of Music, Club Mleczarnia November 21-25, 2018 Jazztopad is the annual Jazz Festival of Poland's Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music in Wroclaw. Wroclaw, a vibrant, hip, internationally oriented city that never sleeps, has character, lots of peculiar neighborhoods, populated by ...


Article: Album Review

Robert Sabin: Humanity Part II

Read "Humanity Part II" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Although Humanity Part II, the oracular title of bassist Robert Sabin's new album, may summon images of a Mel Brooks parody (Part I must have slipped past us), the music itself is decidedly serious. In the liner notes, wherein he references Albert Camus, Ennio Morricone, John Carpenter, Ingmar Bergman, Maurice Ravel and Dario Argento, Sabin makes ...


News: Event

Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves and more to Play Michael Brecker Cancer Benefit

Once-In-A-Lifetime Concert to Also Feature: Randy Brecker, Mike Mainieri, Joey Calderazzo, Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Bill Evans, Branford Marsalis, Steve Wilson, John Patitucci and Antonio Sanchez New York, NY — On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bobby McFerrin and Dianne Reeves along with other prominent musicians will honor the memory of their friend ...


Article: Live Review

North Sea Jazz Festival 2014

Read "North Sea Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

North Sea Jazz Festival 2014 Rotterdam, Netherlands July, 11, 2014 The North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam is the biggest indoor festival in Europe. It is organized by Mojo Concerts and The Security Company, both part of Live Nation Entertainment, a worldwide operating live event mega-organizer (240,000 events annually in 33 countries). ...


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