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Chris Cheek

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: September 16, 1968    

Chris Cheek

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Chris Cheek, the son of a junior high school band director, began playing the alto sax at the age of 12. Chris played in a variety of local Jazz and Blues bands in the St. Louis area while attending Webster University. In 1988, on scholarship, he went to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he studied with Joe Viola and Hal Crook, eventually receiving a bachelors degree in performance.

Chris moved to New York in 1992 and since then has played and recorded with a number of different groups including: Paul Motian's “Electric Bebop Band”, “The Bloomdaddies”, Charlie Haden's “Liberation Music Orchestra”, The Brian Blade Fellowship, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Luciana Souza, David Berkman, and Guillermo Klein's “Los Guachos”. Chris has played in Japan, China, Russia, Canada, throughout much of Europe and the United States, with these and other bands....
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  • Rollo-Coaster

    Cheekus Music
    2010
  • Rollo Coaster

    Cheekus Music
    2010
  • Blues Cruise

    Fresh Sound New Talent
    2006
  • Blues Cruise


    2005
  • Vine


    2000
  • A Girl Named Joe


    1998

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Rollo Coaster by Dan Bilawsky

Rollo-Coaster by Mark F. Turner

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Chris Cheek: Coral; Orquestra Jazz do Matinhos Invites Chris Cheek

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Blues Cruise by Paul Olson

Blues Cruise by Matt Merewitz

Lazy Afternoon/Guilty by Mark Corroto

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