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Chris Bullock is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. The Snarky Puppy member has recently stepped out as a leader with the release of his debut record, Boomtown. This album is a hybrid of sorts. On the album, Chris has explored ways to combine his varied interests in jazz, woodwind chamber music, electronic music, and hip hop production elements.
As a longtime member and composer for Snarky Puppy, he has received three Grammy awards and maintains an active schedule performing for audiences all over the world. Chris resides in Brooklyn, NY where he balances his time leading his solo project, playing live shows with a diverse range of artists, and performing for studio sessions.
Originally from Asheville, NC, Chris’ musical obsession began as a child with early interests in the Beach Boys, hip-hop cassettes, and learning the clarinet and electric guitar. Over time the saxophone became central to his music making.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Chris has performed with a variety of artists including David Crosby, Michael McDonald, Lalah Hathaway, Charlie Hunter, Chris Thile, Eric Harland, Phish, and Soulive. In addition to his work as a live musician, Chris is also an educator and clinician. He received music degrees from East Carolina University, Michigan State University, and studied at the University of North Texas. Chris Bullock plays D’addario reeds, Yamaha Saxophones, and Earthquaker Devices FX pedals.
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