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Chris West

Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Chris’ interest in music started at a very young age. Having inherited his father’s acoustic guitar, and a small Casio keyboard, Chris started experimenting with music as far back as he can remember. “I used to try and figure out as many melodies on the guitar as possible, and then when I discovered chords, it was a whole new ballgame!” Chris would try and get his hands on any musical instrument he could find and figure out how to play it. Chris decided to polish his talents in music on the saxophone after playing trumpet for two years in the school band

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Bessie Smith Empress of the Blues Tribute at The Cabot

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Bessie-Empress of the Blues Tribute The Cabot Beverly, MA December 4, 2018 In a wonderful coincidence of timing, The Cabot, in Beverly, Ma. celebrated and honored the great and legendary blues vocalist icon, The Empress of the Blues--Bessie Smith -at the very same time the beautiful newly renovated 1920's theater venue ...

The Surprise Trilogy: Disc 1

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: Surprise 1; Kenny; Bits & Pieces; Next Step; Where I Got My Groove; Truth; Mr. Grossman; My Reward; Surprise 1 (full).

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Chris West: The Surprise Trilogy: Disc 1

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The first of the 3-CD Surprise Trilogy, by saxophonist Chris West, reasserts that Nashville is not all about country and roots music. Indeed, Nashville plays host to an aggregation of top-flight session artists who need to be adept, multifunctional, and armed with a broad range of musicality. Consequently, West has cut his teeth with eminent artists ...


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