Personal

My name is Christopher Davis.  Most people call me Chris and that’s cool.

I have a beautiful family that consist of my lovely wife and two happy boys.  I am a family guy.

I have been playing trumpet for over half of my life.  When I first started I didn’t know that music would become an important part of my life.  I have met most of my closest friends through studying and performing music at some level.  I met my wife this way and for this I am thankful!

As a child I did not realize that I went to the best music schools.  As an adult I am thankful that my experiences have helped shape me into the person I am now.

Education

I went to Northern Illinois University and earned a degree in Jazz Studies.  This was somehow a good decision and a bad decision at that same time if that is possible.  I say that it was a good decision because I had great experiences, learned a lot, and met incredible people.  However, paying a university for a performance degree (at least in my situation) was a demonstration of misguided money.  For example, if I earned a degree in music education, that would actually be useful.

Professional Career

I have been a full-time professional musician for 9 years.  Emphasis on full-time.  I have worked with Denis Edwards’ Temptations, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, opened for the Clarke Sisters all within the last few months.  I only list this because, to some people it is important.  I am just thankful that some of my dreams have come true and more!

I am the leader of my own group that I call the Chris Davis Jazztet.

However, my favorite thing to do in this business is to share what I know with others.  I have been doing this by visiting various schools in my immediate area.  But that is not enough for me.  When I discovered that I could blog and potentially help more people I created this site.

I hope this is helpful to you!  I continuously update this site so check in often, or, better yet . . . Join the email subscriber list.  Pass this website on to your friends and acquaintances.

I am doing this because I love to and I hope to motivate you to also do what you love (whatever that may be for you)!

God Bless,

Chris Davis