Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Biography

Christopher is best known as the most subscribed brass musician on YouTube. He’s a trombonist, arranger, and marketing consultant based outside of NYC.

Christopher’s YouTube Channel of all-trombone arrangements of popular songs has been gaining popularity since the spring of 2014 when a cover of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” where Christopher uses a looping station to compose the song on the spot went viral. His videos have since amassed over 45 million views and a following of over 250,000 subscribers. In February of 2017, Christopher independently released an original pop album called Half Man, Half Machine which mixes acoustic sounds with electronic instruments. He is the Youth Workshop Director of the International Trombone Festival and a marketing consultant for the International Trombone Association. In 2018, his collaboration with the International Trombone Festival of Bohemian Rhapsody went viral.

He has been playing piano since he was 6 years old, trombone since he was 10, and he has been composing/arranging since he was 12. Christopher has a Bachelor of Music for Classical Trombone Performance from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music in New York. While at the conservatory he studied with critically acclaimed trombonists Weston Sprott (Metropolitan Opera), Denson Paul-Pollard (Metropolitan Opera), John Fedchock (Grammy Nominated Jazz Trombonist), and the absolutely incomparable Timothy Albright (Atlantic Brass Quintet).

Christopher enjoys a busy schedule of performances, clinics, and masterclasses. In addition to producing a new video every Saturday for his YouTube Channel, he often performs at festivals such as the American Trombone Workshop, Midwest Clinic, Texas Bandmasters Association, Con Brio Festivals, Western International Band Clinic, TMEA, the NAMM Show, and the International Trombone Festival.

 

Gear List

Trombones

  • Large Bore Tenor Trombone
    • BAC San Francisco w/Denis Wick 6BL Heritage Mouthpiece
  • Bass Trombone
    • Conn 62HI w/Denis Wick 2AL Mouthpiece
  • Alto Trombone
    • JP-Rath 236 Alto Trombone
  • pBone
    • Purple!
  • Mutes
    • Denis Wick Mutes
  • Case
    • Marcus Bonna (Tenor Trombone Hard Case)

Software/Hardware

  • Recording Software
    • Ableton Live 9 Suite
    • Superior Drummer 2
    • iZotope Ozone Mastering
  • Video Editing Software
    • Adobe Premiere Pro
    • Adobe After Effects
  • Loopers/Pedals
    • Electro Harmonix 45000
    • Ableton Push 2
    • TC-Helicon VoiceLive 3
    • Boss RV5 Reverb Pedal
    • MXR M222 Talkbox
  • Audio Hardware
    • Rode NT1-A Microphone
    • Shure SM57 Microphone
    • Shure SM58 Microphone
    • Yamaha MG06X Mixer
    • Focusrite 18i8 Interface
  • Video Hardware
    • Canon 70D DSLR Camera
    • Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Lens
    • Canon 10-22mm EF-S Lens
  • Monitor Speakers
    • Tannoy Reveal 802