Chris Washburne is one of those rare musicians whose musical activities cross many styles and cultural borders. From early in his career he refused to be pigeon-holed as just being a jazz or classical player, but instead has continually pursued a diverse path. Chris is currently freelancing as a studio musician and performing trombone, bass trombone, tuba, didjeridu and percussion with various classical, jazz, rock and Latin groups in New York City. He also tours extensively with various groups and has concertized throughout the North America, Europe, Asian, Africa, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.
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“SYOTOS plays with fire and erudition! —New York Times
“Chris Washburne is a young talent most deserving wider recognition. —Howard Mandel, Jazz Critic for Downbeat and Village Voice
“Chris Washburne is a superior hard bop player... —Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
“Trombonist Chris Washburne... an excellent player...—Ben Ratliff, New York Times