Chris Bell

Chris Bell

BandBluesJazz

Good Time swinging Blues/ Jazz that will make you want boogie.

Biography

Chris Bell plays American roots music, where jazz, soul and R&B all come together. "It's all blues," says Chris when commenting on his music or his biggest influences. From Lou Rawls to Dr. John, Grant Green and B.B. King, from Ray Charles to the Funk Brothers. They are all masters of innovation as much as they are a part of the classic blues tradition. Chris is part of that tradition and he approaches performance like a storyteller, building on a style that's been around a while.

Discography

Belltower Blues Review 2009 (not released yet) you will hear some of the cuts off the upcoming CD

Set List

A few origionals, covers of blues/jazz/ pop tunes from the 50's, 60's, with an occasional contemporary pop tune thrown in. Typically, we play places where we play 2 or 3 one hour sets... !0 songs per set... a few instrumental jazz tunes with a lot of swinging blues numbers that feature jazz-like improvisation.