Chris Fishman is a pianist, composer, and producer from Los Angeles. His innovative style in both performance and composition have consistently been praised by the likes of the Grammy foundation and Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has performed and recorded with many acclaimed jazz artists, including: Multi-Grammy-award winners Joshua Redman and Wynton Marsalis.
Chris began piano and drum lessons at the age of four, performing in local rock and reggae bands in Southern California. His church brought organ and piano into his life when he was ten; this introduction would eventually lead him to his interest in jazz. In addition to working as a jazz pianist, Chris works as a composer and sideman for R&B, Electronic, Pop, and multi-genre artists. He believes that no matter what kind of music he plays most regularly, he must remain an active student of other genres and musical traditions. Chris attended Manhattan School of Music on a full scholarship, where he studied under an elite faculty, including: Stefon Harris, Donny McCaslin, and Kendrick Scott.
Chris will be releasing his debut album in late 2019. His album will feature Genevieve Artadi of Knower, saxophonist Dayna Stephens, and many others.