Drummer, Chris Edwards is a long time veteran of the Chicago music scene. Edwards is mainly known in the Blues and Jazz community but is also regularly recruited to play R&B and Gospel. Heâ€™s even been known to cover the occasional Reggae and stage show assignment.
Chris has played behind and shared the stage with a long list of notable performers including Koko Taylor, Bobby Blue Bland, Jimmy Smith, Buddy Miles and Kenny Burrell. He was the first electronic percussionist to play Chicagoâ€™s Orchestra Hall and heâ€™s been a Regional Judge for Guitar Centerâ€™s National Drumoff contest three times.
Currently, Chris is the Entertainment Chairman for the Day In Our Village festival in Oak Park. Heâ€™s a freelance writer and photographer for Modern Drummer magazine, a member of both the Jazz Institute of Chicago and The Percussive Arts Society.
Jazz Institute of Chicago