Chris Standring is a jazz guitarist that grew up in England. He studied at London College of Music (where he played with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and received a Fellowship Diploma) and writing music for the BBC before moving to Los Angeles in February of 1991.
Over 15 years since first dazzling the contemporary jazz world with his breakthrough 1998 set Velvet, Chris Standring still revels in his restless creativity, discovering fresh, freewheeling and innovative ways to share his passion for groove, melody and dynamic guitarisma. Standring started his own company Ultimate Vibe Recordings, on which he has released each of his albums since Love & Paragraphs in 2008.
Over the course of Standring’s nine hit albums since the late 90s and hundreds of live performances throughout the U.S., UK and beyond, he’s worked with some of the jazziest, funkiest musicians in the business. Becoming a great sonic architect and producer by necessity, he instinctively knows the perfect players to achieve specific sounds.
Standring, who has also been conducting master classes of his own these past few years, will be conducting a master class at the St Lucia School of Music during his visit to Saint Lucia.
Today – Standring celebrates the remarkable milestone of album number Ten.
Standring is looking forward to performing at “Jazz on the Beach” during the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival 25th Anniversary.