In addition to performing Classic American Swing, Jazz and Blues (which makes the perfect companion to cocktail parties, dinner parties, and receptions) Chris is a classically trained singer and bassist and often performs featured classical vocal selections and/or classical instrumental pieces for Wedding Ceremonies. Chris owns a high quality P.A. system that is perfect for small to medium/large venues and often works as a Master of Ceremony for discreet upscale events. While not a traditional D.J., Chris offers a service he likes to call "Music Amplification" which ensures that the bride or host hears exactly the music she or he wishes to hear during their special event. By providing these varied services, all at the highest level, Chris is a "full-service" vendor for all your Musical needs for your upcoming event.
More about Chris as an American Swing, Jazz and Blues performer....
Vocalist and Upright Bassist, Chris Conte performs Classic, Swinging American Songbook Jazz & Blues favorites. He takes influence from musical legends, such as: Nat "King" and Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., and Diana Krall. His voice is often compared to that of a young Chet Baker or Mel Torme; while his bass playing compliments his dulcet vocals with a deep, dark, rich accompaniment. As of late, Chris has incorporated selections from iconic blues man B.B. King and "The Genius of Soul" Ray Charles to round out a tour of vintage Americana heard through Swing, Jazz and Blues! Chris presents this material in a way that pays homage to the era as well as the performers. His performance will satisfy audiences of all types. While his singing, bass playing and band mates will be featured, the real star of the night are the timeless songs.
Chris currently sings over 150 songs from the American Songbook!
You'll hear songs like Ain't Misbehavin', All Of Me, Almost Like Being in Love, Angel Eyes, Autumn Leaves, Beautiful Love, Bewitched, Beyond The Sea, Blue Skies, But Not For Me, Bye Bye Blackbird, C-Jam Blues, Come Fly With Me, Crazy She Calls Me, Come Rain Or Come Shine, A Day In The Life Of A Fool, The Days of Wine & Roses, I Don't Get Around Much Anymore, It Don't Mean A Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing), Embraceable You, Feel Like Makin' Love, Fly Me To The Moon, Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Green Dolphin Street, Hallelujah I Love Her So, Have You Met Miss Jones?, Here's That Rainy Day, How High The Moon, How Insensitive, and many, many more!
Chris lives in Dobbs Ferry, NY. In addition to performing at upscale private events, Chris can be found singing and playing at concerts and festivals in the Tri-State area. He teaches vocal and double bass on a limited basis from his home studio and the Sonis Music Studios in Tuckahoe, NY.