"Simply Amazing"

- Jazz Crusader Radio -

"Excellent Work"

- DJ Nartak, Klassik Radio -

"Smooth, brilliant

and stellar music.

- Jeff Moses, Smooth Jazz Boston Global Radio -

Chris Reinhardt - Saxophonist - Official

"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 -

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- 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 genre melting second studio album that recently is in the January 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 (release day)

#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

                                             2021 - Jan/Feb

appearing in the issues of JazzTimes Magazine & Smooth Jazz Magazine

         2018 - Jan/Feb                            2014 - Jul/Aug

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