- Saxophonist & Recording Artist -
Chris Reinhardt has performed with multi-platinum Grammy winner and acclaimed vocalist Alicia Keys. His single "Stay Close" hit the Top 10 of the Jazz Adds Radio Charts (US) in late 2017. The track exclusively was powered by the JazzTimes Magazine in the 2018 Jan/Feb issue and online. Performing regularly in the Berlin (GER) area, he gained inspiration from his Chicago and New York chapters to finalize the production of his upcoming genre melting album. His new record titled "Blaze" contains ten original tracks featuring a selection of top-notch guest artists plus is set for release in autumn 2020.
Influenced by his own blend of jazz, with a touch of soul and r&b, Chris brings his fresh, elegant sax grooves to create his own twist on the contemporary jazz genre. After the introducing 2011 appearance as a semi-finalist of the ISC International Songwriting Competition in the jazz category (Nashville, TN.) alongside competition winner and celebrated artist Gregory Porter, he has been in the studio crafting his solo debut album. Titled "Inside Identity" the story deals with the following tagline: a reflection on the cycles of love. The record features a variety of international guest appearances such as German pianist Felix Dubiel and American keyboardist Jesse Fischer. Produced by label head Astral22, the first single release "Mind Evolution" featuring jazz/soul vocalist Rogiérs (former keyboardist & background singer of Alicia Keys), entered the Top 50 in the Smooth Jazz Now Charts (US) for 16 weeks throughout 2013. Additionally the album opening track "Drift" reached the Top 10 on the Groove Wave Radio Charts (Brazil) for four weeks in 2014.
To catch Chris live on stage, watch out for the beautiful duo performance with pianist Felix Dubiel or join one of their authentically presented trio/quartet concerts. Make sure to grab their groove!
2018 - Jan/Feb 2014 - Jul/Aug
appearing in the print issues of JazzTimes Magazine (US) & digital