Achieving his musical education at Rollins College, Chris King has been afforded an array of musical experiences, from playing with popular music acts such as Kirk Franklin, Bela Fleck, and many Latin music artists, to performances with orchestras throughout Florida, and currently being a cast musician for Walt Disney World. Performance credits include having been live on-air entertainment for ABC, NBC, ESPN, & PBS.
A wide variety of services are available, including: Jazz Quartet, Classical Brass Quintet, 4-piece Latin Jazz Ensemble, Dixieland Band, Solo Herald/Fanfare Trumpeter, & Trumpet Fanfare Ensemble.
Chris played an amazing song at my father's funeral. It was a difficult song and he played it amazingly. It was so touching. His communication before the event was fantastic. Couldn't say enough good things about his talent professionalism and overall performance. This is definitely the man you should use for your trumpet needs.
Price Range: $250 and up
Gig Length: 15 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
The groups I provide serve as either background or foreground entertainment. We cater to the needs of parties, ceremonies, special events, and much more.
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.
Additional Booking Notes
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.
Past Booked Events
|June 15, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Grand Opening|
|May 26, 2017 • 11:00am - 11:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
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.
|Solely Professional Musicians||Experience ranging from Disney, to Broadway|
Influences & Inspiration
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.
Usually minimal, if at all. Specifics are easy to discuss.
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