Born: May 12, 1953 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Chris Kirk started his musical career at the age of 6 when he learned to play trumpet. Since then he has developed his playing through brass bands, swing bands, jazz groups, pop groups and orchestras. For 10 years he taught young people and mature students both brass and percussion instruments and helped them through Associated Board Music Exams.
Currently Chris plays with the Norfolk based Eddie Seales Big Band, Centre Stage Swing Band, Norfolk Symphony Orchestra and various Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire Jazz groups. He plays regular jazz session in Kings Lynn and jointly with a vocalist, formed Transition Jazz, covering all aspects of Jazz, Swing, Bebop, Latin, Blues and Funk. Chris performs with pop groups (Fantasia and Pandermonium) as well as tribute bands (Blues Brothers, ABBA, Beatles, etc.) and plays with theatre bands in Operettas, Musicals, Shows and Pantomimes.
Nationally Chris has worked with acclaimed artists Steve Waterman (Trumpet), Peter King (Sax), Don Rendall (Sax), Trevor Tomkins (Drums), Jeff Clyne (Bass), Tina May (Vocals), Nikki Iles (Piano) and has been asked to perform with Canadian vocalist Stevie Vallance.
He regularly performs at Pizza on the Park (Hyde Park Corner, London), The Battersea Barge (London), The Corn Exchange (Kings Lynn), various Jazz Festivals and other venues locally, nationally and abroad.