Our second concert is being recorded with an audience of 5 at The Anchor House of Artists in Northampton, MA
with Jazz musician Chris Bakriges!
Chris' intimate set will be posted New Years Eve 2020.
Chris Bakriges brings many years of performing experience to his performing Jazz Standards and original compositions.
Born in Detroit Michigan he grew up near Motown Studios where he first learned to improvise and perform Jazz and Blues.
He was influenced by McCoy Tyner and Jean Luc Ponty in those days and formed Critical Theory which fused both these
progressive voices and performed in festivals as far away as India, Pakistan, and Turkey. Bakriges was the music director for
WAMC’s “Jazz Alive” on Northeast Public Radio in the early 90’s, the only live jazz radio program broadcast in the U.S. at that time, and performed with the likes of Dakota Staton, Kenny Burrell, Dave Holland, David Darling, Bobby McFerrin, and
Elements featuring Danny Gottlieb and Mark Egan. He has been touring of late with his Matisse Jazz Project alongside
Grammy Award winning violinist Zach Brock, inspired by the artwork of the great 20th century colorist, and Clear and Present,
a quartet that features Jay Hoggard, Avery Sharpe or Gerald Cannon, and Billy Arnold.