Chris Blacker

Pianist, Composer, Singer-Songwriter

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I am a pianist, composer/arranger, singer-songwriter, and musical director.

Since moving to New York City in 2010, I have appeared at many cabaret venues as a pianist and musical director, bringing my eclectic background and unique style to a number of cabaret and musical theater productions at theaters including Studio 54 Theater on Broadway, Joe's Pub, The Metropolitan Room, The Cutting Room, and the Duplex.  

Meanwhile, down in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, I have been performing as a singer-songwriter at venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, the Living Room, The Bitter End, and Littlefield, slowly but surely garnering fans of all ages, backgrounds, and orientations with songs that I strive to make intelligent, heartfelt, and evocative.

Prior to living in New York City, I spent seven years performing professionally on the west coast, collaborating with artists such as the cabaret-noir act Circus Contraption, gypsy jazz groups Hot Club Sandwich and Pearl Django, classical pianist/composer Amy Rubin, and others.  I was a winner of the 2006 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer awards.  

I have released one full-length album of original jazz compositions called "Out of Chaos," and two EPs of original songs: Another Red Night (2010) and The Storm and the Seed (2013).  My first full-length album of original songs, called The Endless Chase, was released on November 4th, 2016.