Born: December 5, 1962 Primary Instrument: Piano
Hailing from Michigan USA Chris Conway has built his career in the UK , becoming one of the most fascinating musicians on the scene. Chris Conway is active in many genres - electronic, acoustic, Celtic, world music, new age, singer-songwriter, and jazz all make up CC's musical world.
Chris Conway is a true multi-intrumental wizard playing...piano, keyboards, 9string acoustic & electric guitars, low, tin & twin whistles, live electronics, kalimba, theremin, zither, and vocals. He is a superlative jazz pianist. Modern, atmospheric ECM, blues, Latin and other styles mix, match & alternate. CC also is a wonderful jazz singer and writer of jazz songs. Brazilian jazz singer Ithamara Koorax has recorded one of his songs.
He has worked with a very diverse set of top musicians - He's toured with Peter Tork (ex-Monkees), and played with members of Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention, Gavin Bryars, Guy Barker, Andy Shepherd, Derek Bailey, Stan Sulzman, Martin Speake, Piirpauke's Sakari Kukko, and new age stars Llewellyn & Juliana. Tabla man Talvin Singh, violin virtuoso Dr L Subramanium and Brazilian jazz diva Ithamara Koorax.
He's played at the Cropredy Festival to 20,000 people twice, the Edinburgh Fringe 5 times and toured the UK, Germany and the USA.
Chris Conway has released over 50 CDs under his own name or with his bands. His music has been heard on UK TV and film. Discography - http://www.btinternet.com/~unclechristo/discog.html
Wind and Wire Musicians don't come much more multi-talented than Chris Conway.
LA Daily News, USA ...a veritable feast of sound. Lovely stuff.
All About Jazz ...a sea of sound; it's tide taking you further and further out, body and mind floating towards the red horizon.