Monday, August 19, 2019

Biography

Christopher is best known as the most subscribed brass musician on YouTube. He’s a trombonist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist 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 amassed over 35 million views and a following of over 200,000 subscribers. In April of 2014, Christopher independently released his first cover album, Breakthrough, which was followed by his Christmas album, Smiling’s My Favorite. More recently, Christopher released an original pop album called Half Man, Half Machine which mixes acoustic sounds with electronic instruments. He is the Youth Workshop Coordinator 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, Conn-Selmer Institute, Western International Band Clinic, TMEA, the NAMM Show, and the International Trombone Festival.

 

Gear List

Trombones

  • Small Bore Tenor Trombone
    • King 2B w/Denis Wick 12CS Mouthpiece
  • Large Bore Tenor Trombone
    • BAC San Francisco w/Denis Wick 6BL Mouthpiece
  • Bass Trombone
    • Conn 62HI w/Bach 1.5G Mouthpiece
  • pBone
    • Purple!
  • Mutes
    • Denis Wick Mutes
  • Case
    • Marcus Bonna (Tenor Trombone Hard Case)

Software/Hardware

  • Recording Software
    • Ableton Live 9 Suite
    • Superior Drummer 2
  • Video Editing Software
    • Adobe Premiere Pro
    • Adobe After Effects
  • Loopers/Pedals
    • Electro Harmonix 45000
    • TC-Helicon VoiceLive 3
    • Ableton Push 2
    • Boss RV5 Reverb Pedal
    • MXR M222 Talkbox
  • Audio Hardware
    • Rode NT1-A Microphone
    • Shure SM57 Microphone
    • Shure SM58 Microphone
    • Shure SM48 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
  • Monitors
    • Tannoy Reveal 802