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Chris Humphrey

Piano from Kennebunk, ME - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$200 - $600 per event
A jazz/classical/pop pianist and singer from the Southern Maine/NH Seacoast area, Chris has worked with some of New England's finest instrumentalists and vocalists. He taught jazz piano at The University of Southern Maine, and also taught jazz voice at Bowdoin College.. He is often a guest conductor and clinician, having led district and All-State jazz festivals in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

Chris is Director of Music at Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine. Cheverus is a private catholic high school with a vibrant, award-winning music program. Mr. Humphrey also held the position as Director of Vocal Jazz at the University of Southern Maine, where he taught two vocal jazz ensembles, jazz combos, and vocal jazz lessons. He has been the director of bands at Bonny Eagle High School, in Standish, Maine. He has been coordinator of music for the Portland, Maine public schools. He has been a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire, and his ensembles have performed in New York City, Germany, Italy, and France. They have been invited to perform at several music festivals including the 1997 Vocal Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall. At the University, Mr. Humphrey conducted the Bratton Hall Jazz Band, and was director of the UNH Wildcat Marching Band. Before joining the faculty at UNH, Mr. Humphrey was a public school band director in the Belmont, Massachusetts school system.


As a jazz performer, Mr. Humphrey has been dubbed an "outstanding talent" (Sheila Jordan) and "quite a creative force" (Roberta Davis) by critics and performers who have heard his work. He has performed at Blue Note Jazz Clubs in New York, Tokyo, Jakarta, and Fukuoka, Japan. He has also appeared at numerous jazz festivals throughout the United States and abroad.



Mr. Humphrey is in frequent demand as a clinician, performer, conductor, arranger, and composer. He has had works for concert band, chorus, jazz choir and marching band commissioned by several New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts school music programs. He has guest conducted at numerous festivals throughout New England, as well as Washington State, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Germany.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Chris did an amazing job at my wedding ceremony. I loved how simple he made the process for me. I gave him the songs I wanted, he already knew every song I requested. The church had an old organ and he was able to play it without any issue but graciously brought his keyboard along as a backup just in case I appreciated him bringing backup so I didn't have to worry. He did not attend my rehearsal because it was so far away, (which we both agreed to) so when I show up for my wedding I had no idea what to expect! The music was absolutely perfect & many guests commented on how beautiful the pre-ceremony music was. He was also very professional, I would highly recommend.

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Celebration

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Chris is a wonderfully talented musician whose music helped to make our event a great success. He was very upbeat and friendly and he had many of us humming and singing long quietly. This was our first time booking Chris but it won't be our last!

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Christmas Party

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Chris was wonderful. He played mostly holiday music as it was appropriate but also took requests for Broadway tunes etc. lovely guy.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Dec
13
Holiday Party
Portland, ME
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Aug
13
Festival
South Paris, ME
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2016
May
21
Wedding Reception
Boston, MA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2016
May
8
Mother's Day Party
Brockton, MA
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2015
Sep
12
Wedding Ceremony
Newcastle, ME
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2015
Sep
1
Celebration
Salem, MA
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Jun
27
Birthday Party (Adult)
Raymond, ME
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Jun
20
Wedding Ceremony
Wells, ME
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The list is
too long
I can do
anything!
I specialize
in Jazz and Pop Piano
from the 1940's
through the 1970's
but I can play Classical
and contemporary pop
traditional songs
of any ethnicity
make a request
it'll be done!
Piano
Classical Piano
Jazz Piano
Pop Piano
Oldies Piano
Broadway Piano
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Please note Chris Humphrey will also travel to Newfield, Kennebunkport, Wells, Emery Mills, South Hiram, Biddeford, North Berwick, Biddeford Pool, Alfred, Milton, Saco, Sanford, Bar Mills, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Cape Neddick, Hollis Center, Springvale, West Kennebunk, Waterboro, Berwick, East Waterboro, Scarborough, South Berwick, South Windham, Ocean Park, York, Cape Porpoise, Dover, East Lebanon.
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