Chris King is a freelance trumpet player in Orlando, Florida. He has been a musician for Walt Disney World since 2005, and holds a Bachelors degree in music from Rollins College. He has performed with the Bach Festival Orchestra of Winter Park, and done various musical theatre productions throughout the state of Florida. He has had the pleasure of playing with artists such as Hank Williams Jr, Bla Fleck, Kirk Franklin, Clint Brown, David Benoit, Sam Rivers, Tony Vega, Menque, Anthony Cruz, Chamaco Rivera, and Oscar Rizo.
Chris also serves as a composer/arranger for various Orlando big bands and popular music groups, often incorporating/orchestrating horn and string section parts, and adapting pop tunes for different ensemble instrumentation. He has appeared on nationally-syndicated television programs on ABC, PBS, TBN, ESPN, Univision and Telemundo, has performed at music festivals throughout the United States, and did a brief stint as a member of the house band on the early morning news program “The Daily Buzz”. He can be seen weekly on ESPN's “Monday Night Football” theme song with Hank Williams Jr, during the 2011 NFL season. Chris can be found playing regularly in jazz, Latin, pop, funk/R&B, and ska groups through the American Southeast.
Solely Professional Musicians: Experience ranging from Disney, to Broadway
We draw upon hundreds of years of influence from classical, jazz, and popular music. Depending upon the specific group performing at your event, we create and emulate the best we've had the privilege of listening to.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 15 - 240 minutes
The groups I provide serve as either background or foreground entertainment. We cater to the needs of parties, ceremonies, special events, and much more.
Usually minimal, if at all. Specifics are easy to discuss.
In most cases, the groups offered do not require any special lighting or extensive power supply. In fact, we usually operate as fully acoustic ensembles.
For the 20's, 30's 40's, Dixieland, Jazz and New Orleans groups:
We draw from the songbooks of all the great musicians from Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and many various favorites of the past.
The Classical Ensembles:
Primarily classical and baroque musical selections from the last 300 years of music, with some written in the 20th century. Chamber brass ensemble, or string quartet available.
The Ska Group:
Teflon Don is Orlando's premiere ska/punk/swing band. We do our own original songs, plus covers by many mainstream bands within the realm of popular music.
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bachelor Party, Band Member Wanted, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casino, Casting Call, Christmas Party, Church Service, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Graduation, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Parade, Private Party, Prom, Religious Celebration, Restaurant, Retreat, Reunion, Seminar, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Sweet 16 Party, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Workshop
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