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Christopher Lavender

Chris Lavender holds a BA from the Berklee College of Music where he specialized as a mallet percussionist and is currently an MFA candidate at UC Irvine in the Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology program. He has performed professionally as a percussionist and guitarist across North America and northern Europe. He is also an award winning composer and has written music for jazz/rock ensemble, chamber ensemble, string quartets, percussion ensemble, and marching percussion ensemble as well as various video projects. In addition to music performance and composition, Chris also does interactive arts programming via the Max/MSP/Jitter programming environment. Chris currently resides in Southern California with his wife and three dogs.


Warr TGSS 8-string touch-guitar, Mesa-Boogie Walkabout Amplifier

”The touch-guitar could have easily been merely used as a gimmick instrument. However, Lavender is in such good musical connection with Fabricius that he supports Fabricius’ quite other worldly vibraphone playing.” -Niels Overgård,
Primary Instrument

Guitar, 8-string

Willing to teach

Advanced only


20 years teaching experience in the areas of percussion, guitar, improvisation, ear training, and music theory.

Albums by Christopher Lavender


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