Chris Pappas

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Tunes by Chris Pappas

  • A Journey Within
    Swing · 2000-2010 · Medium · Instrumental · D · Odd meter


Chris has been involved in the Melbourne music scene for over twenty

years. He has appeared at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Melbourne

International Festival, Falls Festival and Meredith Music Festival. Also at

Bennett’s Lane, Uptown, Paris Cat and Dizzy’s jazz clubs. Chris has

performed with Sam Keevers, Mark Fitzgibbon, Jamie Oehlers, Steve

Hadley, Craig Fermanis, David Rex, Scott Tinkler, Philip Rex, Leigh

Barker, Reg Walsh Big Band, Dizzy’s Big Band, Grand Wazoo and many

other artists including vocalists Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Nina Ferro and Julie

O’Hara. The Chris Pappas Quartet released an independent album ‘Sober

Nova’ in 2001and in 2007 his original soul/funk band Sugarbeat released

the successful album ‘Days’. Chris studied in New York during two stays

there, with Dave Leibman (Miles Davis), David Binney, Mark Turner and

internationally recognised jazz educator George Garzone. He continues to

compose and perform regularly with contemporary jazz quintet Shol the

Chris Pappas Quartet/Quintet and soul/r&b outfit The Lowdown in

Melbourne’s music venues.