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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Over the course of five CDs, guitarist Chris Standring has distinguished himself in the contemporary jazz realm with adventurous and lyrical compositions leavened with pure-pop perfection, dazzling guitar solos and thick beats. His jazz leanings and riffs have always been in the foreground, but he expanded his sound with rock, blues, R&B and electronic elements.

With his sixth CD, Blue Bolero, Standring returns with a left-turning musical project so daring in its scope but still so true to his sound that it's destined to be one of the year's most-discussed projects, while certainly sure to be remembered in years to come as a highlight of the guitarist's works. He's taking a chance with Blue Bolero, but it's one his fans will certainly embrace as they follow Standring's ever-evolving career. “I think this one is probably the most honest CD I have recorded so far,” Standring says. “I didn't care about commercial constraints. I didn't care about having special guest performers on the album for the sake of creating a sales and marketing perception. Everyone who performed on this CD was there because I felt they were the absolute best to help realize this album.”...
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”He raises the bar from competency to mastery and nails it on each and every minute of Blue Bolero!” - Jeff Winbush/All About Jazz

“Chris Standring's most striking release. Blue Bolero demands repeated listens!” Guitarist Magazine (UK)

“One of the most creative guitarists in the contemporary jazz genre!” - jazz Times

Music

Featured recording “Electric Wonderland”

Electric Wonderland

Ultimate Vibe
2012
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    Chris Standring: Don't Talk, Dance!

    Ultimate Vibe
    2014
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    Electric Wonderland

    Ultimate Vibe
    2012
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    Blue Bolero

    Ultimate Vibe
    2010
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    Love And Paragraphs

    Ultimate Vibe
    2008
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    Soul Express


    2006
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    Shades Of Cool


    2001
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    Hip Sway


    2000
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