Chris Platt Quartet
Already an accomplished guitarist in his teens, Chris Platt connected with the music of guitarists Eric Clapton, Jim Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, which inspired him to develop his skills as a performer, composer and band leader. Following high school, he attended Mohawk College and graduated with an Applied Music Diploma. It was there that he developed his passion for jazz, studying with Bob Shields and listening to musicians such as Lenny Breau, Ed Bickert, Jim Hall, and Reg Schwager.
Following Mohawk, Chris went on to complete a Degree in Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto, where he had the privilege of studying under Mike Murley, Kelly Jefferson, Chase Sanborn, Geoff Young, Andrew Downing, and Dave Young. Chris has also had the opportunity of performing with some of the best musicians in the world, such as, Dave Leibman, Norma Winstone, Jerry Bergonzi, Mike Murley, Dave Young, Reg Schwager, Bob Shields, Pat Collins, Kieran Overs, Chase Sanborn, and many others.
Chris’ influences include a broad range of genres including blues, jazz, Motown, and Brazilian. His music infuses these influences while still remaining true to the jazz idiom. Now an emerging artist on the Toronto scene, he is busy performing around town while continuing to teach and write music.
The Chris Platt Quartet features students from the University of Toronto.
Marie Goudy (trumpet), Mike Rajna (drums), Chris Platt (guitar), Phil Albert (bass)
Saturday, September 10, 2016