Chris Lomheim began playing music at age seven, studying organ until his teens where he switched from organ to piano studying with legendary Minneapolis instructor Herb Wigley. In his later teens Chris studied with mentor Brazilian pianist / composer Manfredo Fest.
At age seventeen Chris was selected by the Twin Cities Jazz Society as an up and coming artist and was awarded a citation from the National Association of Jazz Educators for exemplary achievements in jazz performance. As part of the selection Chris was interviewed by legendary jazz radio host Leigh Kamman on his radio show The Jazz Image on Minnesota Public Radio.
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