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Chris Nordman

Chris Nordman - Piano, Electric Piano, Hammond Organ Chris Nordman plays Multi Keyboards, and performs with his own band, and other bands in Michigan, Florida, and surrounding areas. Coming from Classical roots (several years at Interlochen National Music Camp performing on Piano, Organ, and 'Cello), staff organist at St. Hugo in the Hills Church in Bloomfield, Choir Director at Fellowship United Methodist Church in Troy, MI,

Chris became a top “on call” musician to back many acts for shows in Michigan in the 1970's on, playing with the Drifters, Coasters, Chuck Berry, Mel Torme', Bob Hope, and many other acts across all genre's

During this time, Chris and his “Detroit” Trio and augmented group played regularly for corporate and private events, and house gigs at the Detroit Yacht Club, Detroit Athletic Club, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Hyatt Regency, and other venues.

He has led the Chris Nordman Group since 1979, playing thousands of events, shows and clubs. Loving Blues and Jazz, Chris is now frequently seen at locations near his bases in Michigan and Florida, performing at venues throughout both states and the surrounding area.

Since 2014, Chris has been the primary Keyboard Player in the Chris Canas Band, based in Michigan, and the Buddy Blues Band, based in Orlando, Florida. Chris currently plays with EasyStreet out of the Daytona, Florida area full time.

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Review from Midwest Record 830 W. Route 22 #144 Lake Zurich, IL., 60047 CHRIS SPECTOR, CHRIS NORDMAN TRIO/High Wire: If it wasn't for the chops, you could easily mistake this easy going set for a gift shop record based on the set list and the vibe. You would miss the point. This crew sets the tone for jazz in central Florida and some of their playing might be informed by who they have to play to, but they have been around the block and have more than enough skills to pay the bills. They also know how and when to cut loose, which they do so well. A solid slice of jazz for good times.
Jimmy Smith
organ, Hammond B3


High Wire

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