Christopher Kennedy Alpiar is an award-winning saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer and media composer. His specialization as a performer is in the Jazz, free-Jazz and Avant-garde Jazz idioms, but he is "...in love with every form of music made by humans". As a writer, his expertise is in large orchestral compositions and Jazz large and small ensemble works, and with his background equally balanced in Jazz and orchestral music, he is considered a composer's composer, who not only can communicate emotion with every audience, but who also makes art from it.
Chris has been a Jazz saxophonist for over 25 years. As an instrumentalist and studio musician he has had the unique pleasure of recording as a sideman on hundreds of recording sessions and spent a significant amount of time touring Europe and South America. His experiences as a performer encompass every genre of music currently catalogued, including: Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Hip Hop, Alternative Heavy Rock, R&B, Acid Jazz, Reggae, Souca, Calypso, Salsa, Merengue, Coumbia, Big Band, Grunge, Death Metal, Ska, Avant-Garde, and so many others. He has shared the stage with Jazz greats including Joe Lovano, Bob Meyer, Matt Pavolka, Randy Brecker, Peter Erskine, Eliane Elias, Michelle Petrucciani, Will Lee, and many others.