Steel Pans, Marimba, Caribbean, World Music, Brazillian, Wedding Music, Folk Music, and Latin Jazz. We play in Solo, Duet, Trio, Quartet, and Quintet combos. I have been performing since 1974. We play a wide variety of music including some classical music. ( I perform J.S. Bach music on the steel drums ). I am a composer, music teacher, and nature lover. I am happily married to my wife Nicole and live with her in a big house near Portland, Oregon.
Chris and Terry were fantastic. Their music transported us to the Carribbean as their sounds filled the air. Our hearts and feet danced to their beautiful music wanting it to never end!
Response from Island Breeze Music Featuring Christopher Kern:
Sincerest thanks to you, Denise. We had a lovely time playing for you. We are working on new music all the time so stay tuned for some cool original music on our new album. Christopher.
This was truly an awesome experience. I would hire them again in a heart beat!
Price Range: $250 - $2000
What to Expect
Tropical Jazz, Latin Jazz, Calypso, Socca, and more.
Steel Drum Player, Vibes Player, Marimba Player, Pianist Christopher Kern has been performing in the Northwest and throughout the country for over 40 years. Originally from Portland,Oregon, Christopher continues to delight audiences with his unique and brilliant approach to the steel pans, marimba, vibes, and piano. He has performed with his quartet Island Breeze, 10 piece Jimmy Buffett tribute band Tropical Storm, and performs with guitarist Bret Malmquist and as a soloist. His mastery of the Steel Drums has been lauded by some of the top names in the world of steel pans including Steel Drum inventor and innovator Dr. Ellie Mannette who is recognized as the 'Father of the Modern Steel Pan'. Christopher is part of a small group of recognized pioneers in the steel drum community worldwide and continues to push the envelope with this beautiful amazing instrument. Along with traditional Caribbean music, Christopher also performs Latin Jazz, Original Compositions, Classical and New Age Music. He has performed with various orchestras and choirs and recently performed Glenn Mclure's 'St Francis in the Americas : A Caribbean Mass' with the Lake Grove Presbyterian Choir (see video). He has worked with Hamilton Cheifetz and Carol Sindell of the Florestan Trio, Members of Nu Shooz, Members of Pink Martini and many others.
Upcoming Booked Events
|July 28, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|September 09, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 25, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Engagement|
|June 24, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|May 19, 2017 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
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