Chris Bitten

 

Listening and talking to Chris gives you the first impression that he is truly a jazz artist, soft spoken and humble, Chris believes that one has to remember where you come from in order to know where you are going, and in his own words he would tell you that, “there's no future without a past”.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Chris had a natural affinity for music. He began tinkering with drums at the age of six, and eventually taught himself to play. One day while his dad was playing the organ after church service , friends and family gathered around, Chris was moved by the music, he slipped over to the drums and started playing along with his dad,everyone was truly amazed at this little kid, even though it seemed like the drum sticks were bigger than him, it was like the service had started all over again.

This seemed to have opened the door way to the beginnings of his music career, Chris was now the regular drummer for his church and was also hired by many choirs through out the Birmingham area. Chris became very popular in the church community and more surprises were in store for everyone as he matured and seasoned. He wrote and produced a song entitled "Lord l Try" that received air play on local gospel radio stations for a group which he named "The Bitten's “ which consisted of his two younger brothers.

Chris moved on to venture the world of music, and it was then that he formed the jazz band "Xpoz'd" which received great reviews in local newspapers and was chosen to entertain the Olympic committee which hosted the world soccer games in Alabama. During this time he met and recorded with jazz recording artist Eric Essix who featured Chris on a tune entitled "Out Da Frame".

Chris wanted to explore other musical endeavors, so he opted to relocate to Atlanta , Georgia where he began touring with several music hall of fame legends such as The Drifters, Tams and blues man Clarence Carter . Playing drums for Clarence presented Chris an opportunity to also be featured as the drummer in the block buster movie " Another Day In Paradise" which starred James Woods and Melanie Griffith.

Now that Chris had established himself as a successful musician his goal as a recording artist was the task ahead.To achieve this he wrote ,produced and played almost all instruments on his debut cd entitled "The Chris Bitten Project".

His music can be best described as a cornucopia of tasteful musical influences that combine funk ,r&b, blues, afro jive and smooth jazz. A musical feast that is definitely satisfaction guaranteed.

 

 

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