Chris Butther is a trombone player quickly establishing himself as a unique force inthe Canadian music scene. Brought up in a musical family Chris’ love of goodmusic grew by listening to his father’s jazz collection and seeing many liveshows with his parents. Chris lives in Toronto, having moved recently from hishometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Since relocating Chris has been very busyplaying and recording with many of the finest Jazz musicians in the country aswell as a diverse collection of Cuban, Brazilian, World and Pop artists, peoplelike: Hilario Duran and his Latin Jazz Big Band, Archie Alleyne‘s Kollage, Don Thompson,Luis Mario Ochoa’s Cimarron, Pat Labarbera, ManinhoCosta’ s Batucada Carioca, Richard Underhill, Roberto Linares Brown, Don Thompson, Caché, Steve Kirby and many more.
Onoccasion Chris has played with some of the finest international artists of ourtime: Chris Potter, La India, Kurt Elling, José Luis Quintana’Changuito’, and Dave Douglas. Not just asideman Chris leads a few of his own groups, The Heavyweights Brass Band andThe Lower Etobicoke Sound, both contain some of Toronto’s best young jazzmusicians. Still in his early twenties, Chris is building a reputation as afine young musician as he was selected as one of three finalists in theInternational Trombone Association’s Carl Fontana Jazz trombone competition,and there is no telling how far he will go. What is sure, however, thatlisteners will be enjoying Chris’ music for many years to come.