NEW YORK CITY JAZZ MUSICIAN
Area: New York and London. Other areas by arrangement.
Repertoire: Relaxed and recognisable background jazz with superb vocals from Chris.
Profile: Slick and cool, Chris Conte provides the perfect jazz background music for any event with the flair and style you expect of a New Yorker. Whether your event is in New York or London, this wonderful music is available to you in a variety of formats – Chris solo with his superb double bass and even better vocals; his double bass and piano duo; or his Nat King Cole Trio (bass/vocals, piano, drums).
The trio includes a drummer who is very sensitive to volume needs, and if/when people wish to dance, it would be infinitely more fun for dancing to include the drums; it would also make instrumental selections more polished and powerful, and allow you to enjoy also a few romantic bossa nova tunes . However, if space is limited or the occasion more informal, the solo or duo music would be perfect. Let us advise you.
Chris goes the extra mile to make everything perfect both before and during the occasion. He makes his own arrangements of well-known songs to bring out the extra special quality of the music and delight his audience. As you see, Allegro Arts have booked him for a personal event.
“I am delighted to provide a testimonial for the wonderful Chris Conte, New York bass player and singer, who played for our son’s wedding together with pianist Darren Litzie. From the beginning of our long-distance email planning up to the very end of the wedding evening, Chris was a delight to deal with – responsive, imaginative, helpful, reliable and committed. He volunteered to visit our venue and check the piano, and made contact with the venue staff, so that we knew all was taken care of. I had no doubt that the music would be outstanding, and it was. On the evening of the wedding Chris and Darren played the perfect blend of chilled jazz, not forgetting the special requests we had made. Darren’s gorgeous light touch on the piano complemented Chris’ effortless and personable jazz singing and faultless bass. We recommend them whole-heartedly.”
Vanessa Gordon, Owner, Allegro Arts Live Music, family wedding in New York.