Chris Coulter
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Chris Coulter

West Hartford, Connecticut, United States | SELF

West Hartford, Connecticut, United States | SELF
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"Brought Forth The Right Vibe!"

"... I wanted a richer, lower sound more reminiscent of Stan Getz ... Chris played tenor saxophone. He immediately tapped into the depth of sound as well as the feeling of the song and brought forth the right vibe.” - Jazz Review.Com

"Soft Edged Tones!"

The soft edged tones of Chris Coulter on tenor saxophone complemented nicely.

Litchfield County Times - Litchfield County Times

"Easygoing Warmth!"

..The work of Chris Coulter was especially appealing, with hints of Charlie Parker's energetic style in the solos, and echoes of Lester Young's easygoing warmth when he was filling gaps in the vocalist's line.

Darien News - Review

- Darien News-Review

"Outstanding Musician!"

The most daring of the group was it's saxophonist Chris Coulter, whose solos were constantly unpredictable and entertaining. He stretched every line for it's melodic possibilities, using the phrasing of a good jazz singer and the technique of a truly outstanding musician.

Norwich Day

. - Norwich Day


Chris Coulter "Back in Your Own Backyard","Trio"
Rob Silvan "Quartet", "Top Banana", and "Leap of Faith"
Steve D'Agostino "A Chapter From The Great American Songbook"
Ellyne Plotnick "Life Is Beautiful"
John Cain "Then There's You"



Described as a musician with a sound that is very rich, gorgeous and always elegant, sophisticated and swinging, Chris Coulter has been performing on saxophones, flute, and voice in the tri-state area for over thirty years.

Chris studied saxophone with Gary Klein (Woody Herman/Mel Torme), the legendary teacher Joe Allard, and Grammy winning jazz artist Joe Lovano.

Chris has performed with such jazz greats as Clark Terry, Gerry Mulligan, Pepper Adams, Slide Hampton, Bob Brookmeyer, Richie Cole, and Dave Weckl. He has recorded commercials, award winning educational videos, and is featured on several cds with local composer/pianist Rob Silvan, which also feature musicians such as Randy Brecker, Bobby Watson, John Ragusa and Jody Sandhaus.

Currently Chris performs with The Bales/Gitlin Band, The Rob Silvan Quintet, Steve DAgostino (and is featured on saxophone on Steves new CD), Richard Cookie Thomas, Tony Reno, and his own jazz quartet. His groups have appeared at countless concert halls, church halls, synagogues, catering halls, country clubs, night clubs, restaurants, town gazebos, First Night Concerts and the like. Some highlights have included performances at the Rainbow Room and Tavern On The Green in NYC, the Katherine Hepburn Theatre, The Yale Bowl, the Charles Ives Center, arts and jazz festivals in towns such as Branford, Norwalk, Norwich, Stamford, Trumbull, Westport, and the now legendary Silvermine Tavern in New Canaan.

Chris recently released his new CD titled Back In Your Own Backyard featuring Pete Malinverni (piano), Lee Hudson (bass), and Tom Melito (drums) on Watch Hill Records. It is a relaxed, swinging jazz record featuring classic songs from the Great American Songbook.

He is a Connecticut state-certified music educator and currently teaches instrumental music in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Chris studied and received his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Bridgeport. and his Masters Degree in Music Education from Western Connecticut State University.