"Simply Amazing"

- Jazz Crusader Radio -

"Excellent Work"

- DJ Nartak, Klassik Radio -

"Smooth, brilliant

and stellar music.

- Jeff Moses, Smooth Jazz Boston Global Radio -

"Wonderful job, turned out superb,

lovin that sax sound, keep up the

wonder."

- JS Way, Oregon's Central Coast Radio Sounds -

"Super, belle technique au

saxophone, sur un tempo

smooth jazz très agréable."

- Smooth Jazz Net -

"Like rain after the deserts drought, this mellow mirage of music, meanders like a sparkling stream of Champagne, transporting you to luxurious destinations on a magic flying carpet, through five-star lobbies of illusion, finally engulfing you in waves of satin soaked sax!" - Review on Q -

"A deeply emotional tune."

- Sven Thomschke, Radio Z -

 

 

"Exceptional piece with all the right elements for a smooth night of music.

Excellent."

- Sammy Rock, Cyberjamz Radio - 

 

 

 

"Creamy, dreamy, lovely,

the way it has to be."

- Zoltan Juracsik, MustBeat, Tilos Radio -

"The new kid on the block."

- Tim Garrison, Chill Out Jazz, KHAM Radio -

                          

- 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, Chris gained inspiration from his Chicago and New York chapters to finalize the production of his upcoming genre melting studio album. His new record titled "Blaze" contains ten original tracks featuring a fine selection of top-notch guest artists plus is set for release in January 2021.

 

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.

Releases:

Stay Close | Single

2017 Zeitkugel Recordings

Inside Identity | Album

2014 Zeitkugel Recordings & Astral 22 Music

Mind Evolution | Single

2011 Astral 22 Music & Zeitkugel Recordings

Chart History

#05 - Inside Identity - Amazon Smooth Jazz Best Sellers, USA

#09 - Stay Close - Radio Wave Charts - Smooth Jazz Adds, USA

#10 - Drift - Groove Wave Radio Charts, Brazil

#44 - Mind Evolution - Smooth Jazz Now Radio Charts, USA

#69 - Inside Identity - iTunes Jazz Charts, Poland

#1 - Stay Close - Indie Jazz Charts GER, ReverbNation

      (100 straight weeks)

#1 - Mind Evolution - Indie Jazz Charts GER, ReverbNation

#1 - Drift - Indie Jazz Charts GER, ReverbNation

#2 - Serenity - Indie Jazz Charts GER, ReverbNation

#5 - Tear of Parting - Hindsight Media Radio, USA

   

 

 

         2018 - Jan/Feb                            2014 - Jul/Aug

appearing in the print issues of JazzTimes Magazine (US) & digital

© 2020 by Chris Reinhardt - Zeitkugel Recordings