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Christopher Butcher

Primary Instrument: Trombone

Born: January 18, 1986    

Chris Butcher is a trombone player quickly establishing himself as a unique force in the Canadian jazz scene. Chris lives in Toronto, having moved from his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba to study at Humber College’s prestigious jazz degree program. Having recently graduated with numerous awards, Chris is already a presence in many aspects of the music scene, including recording sessions, Toronto’s many diverse live music clubs, festivals across Canada, The United States and Europe, as a music journalist, and teaching music in schools or out of his own studio.

Jazz is what drew Chris into music, and in his playing, one can hear the influence of many of the icons of the music. Chris has played with many of jazz’ current heavyweights, including Chris Potter, Kurt Elling, Dave Douglas as well as the finest jazz musicians in Canada, including Don Thompson, Richard Underhill and Steve Kirby. Additionally, Chris leads his own band, the Lower Etobicoke Sound with some of Toronto’s best young jazz musicians. The Lower Etobicoke Sound features Chris’ compositional voice, playing largely original material that reflects his life experience and love of music....
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Awards

-Selected as one of three finalists in the International Trombone Associations Carl Fontana Jazz Trombone Competition 2009 -Musicounts Scholarship 2009 -Jerry Johnson Award of Excellence 2008 -Moe Koffman Universal Music Award 2007 etc.

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Primary InstrumentTrombone

LocationToronto, ON

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundToronto Trombone Lessons I am a trombone player and teacher who recently graduated with a Bachelor or Applied Music from Toronto’s prestigious Humber College. I have previous experience teaching out of my own studio and at music schools. I also have experience teaching in clinic/masterclass situations. I maintain a busy career playing and recording as a freelance trombonist with many of Canada’s finest musicians in countless styles. I take on all levels of students from the retired hobbyist, to a total beginner, as long as they are keen on growing and learning musically from an inspiring and knowledgeable teacher. For more info contact me directly at chris@chrisbutchermusic.com

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