Chris comes from Baldock and studied for a performance degree in the trombone at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.

He attended NYJO rehearsals since August 2006 and came through from the ranks of NYJO 2 into the main jazz orchestra.

He found that rehearsing with NYJO every Saturday enabled him to massively improve his sight-reading and general musicianship and feels that he has gained great experience from playing in a band – particularly learning from working with the other musicians and from band leaders Mark Armstrong and Bill Ashton.

Chris was also a tutor for NYJO London, which aims to provide coaching for aspiring young jazz musicians within the London area.