Christopher B.Born : Washington, DC


Drums, Piano


Jazz, Rock, Afro-Cuban, Classical, Indian Classical

About Christopher B. Download Resume

Chris is a percussionist, vibraphonist, pianist, drummer, educator. In Cincinnati, Chris was in demand in many different genres and styles. He has performed and recorded with many of Cincinnati's best musicians in a variety of bands and ensembles. He also performed regularly with the city's best salsa and Latin jazz ensembles such as Tropciso, Clave Son and Mambo Diablo.

Chris performed regularly as a classical percussionist with many regional orchestras and chamber groups including the Lexington Philharmonic, Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble, Cincinnati Ballet New Works Series.

He taught jazz percussion and world music at Northern Kentucky University and perccusion, jazz improvisation and music theory at Cincinnati Christian University.

Chris earned a Master in Music from the College-Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

Why I Work Well with Kids

I enjoy the process learning what makes each student unique and then developing a curriculum based on what interests them. It's an extremely gratifying experience to help to give young students the tools they need to achieve their musical goals while developing within them a lifelong appreciation and love of music through positive experiences.

Most Influential Bands / Musicians

All the great jazz musicians, The Band, Steely Dan, Phish, Ravel, Brahms, Willie Colon, Cal Tjader, Tito Puente, etc. etc. etc.


playing pool, reading, hiking, cooking, seeing tons of live music.

Favorite Movies

I don't see too many but usually enjoy the ones that I see. Except for Whiplash.

Places Traveled

All over the United States, Portugal, the moon

Special Needs Students

I've worked with several special needs students over the past few years of private teaching. The greatest successes came when parents communicated good goals for the students and kept me informed of the best ways to work with them.


Silver Spring, Potomac, Chevy Chase, NW DC, Bethesda, MD

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