Chris Reinhardt - Blaze
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2021 - Jan/Feb - Blaze in:
print issue of JazzTimes Magazine

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2021 - Mar/Apr - Blaze in:
digital issue of Smooth Jazz Magazine

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2021 - Jan/Feb - Blaze in:
digital issue of Smooth Jazz Magazine

2018 - Jan/Feb - Stay Close in:
print issue of JazztTmes Magazine

2014 - Jul/Aug - Inside Identity in:
print issue of JazzTimes Magazine

- Saxophonist & Recording Artist -

Chris Reinhardt has performed with multi-platinum Grammy winner and acclaimed vocalist Alicia Keys. His recent album "Blaze" elevated to the Top 10 in the iTunes Jazz Charts (GER). Earlier on his single "Stay Close" hit the Top 10 of the Jazz Adds Radio Charts (US) in late 2017.

Performing regularly in the Berlin (GER) area, Chris gained inspiration from his Chicago and New York chapters to record his second studio album that is in the 2021 release radar. He presents a magical genre meltdown that combines the elegance of contemporary jazz and 90's soul vibes in a modern sound shape. All ten original compositions fly in with emotional depth and pure authenticity.

 
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:

Blaze | Album
2021 Trans Phatt Records



Stay Close | Single
2017 Zeitkugel Recordings



Inside Identity | Album
2014 Zeitkugel Recordings & Astral 22 Music



Mind Evolution | Single
2011 Astral 22 Music






Chart History

#10 - Blaze - iTunes Jazz Charts, GER

#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
      (112 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

Chris Reinhardt - Blaze