chris clark playing his sontag guitar

ABOUT CHRIS

Chris Clark is a singer and jazz guitarist based in Glasgow, Scotland. Chris hosts regular events throughout the city and is a festival favourite at the Edinburgh Fringe and many of the wonderful jazz festivals throughout the UK & Ireland. He has released a well received album mixing self-penned songs with American Songbook standards which has received radio airplay on the Jazzhouse and Iain Anderson shows on BBC Radio and also on stations in the USA. Chris’s live gigs feature a mellow mode of jazz singing, with anecdotes about some of the great songwriters of the past and present.

 

Currently touring a solo set, he is performing tunes from ‘The Great American Songbook’, also in a trio with trumpeter Robert Henderson and pianist Eric Lovat, as ‘Jazz Too’. He has produced an album of songs featuring his niece Olivia Ennemoser on vocals, with Robert Henderson on trumpet and Chris on guitar. Chris has performed alongside a variety of established Scottish jazz artists such as Jim Clelland, Ronnie Rae, and Chris' cousin, guitarist Nigel Clark as well as Americans Frank Perowski, musical director to Lisa Minelli and Warren Vache, plus London Scots’ ex-pats, Jim Mullen and Bruce Adams.

 

Most recently he has performed as solo support to Annie Ross, the legendary American jazz singer of Scottish birth, famous for her jazz ‘vocalese’ with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, and who was recently given a lifetime achievement award by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs in recognition of her contribution to music in the US and New York in particular.

Chris Clark has recently completed a very successful week at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to four star reviews; and his show was also highly recommended by Dillie Keane of Fascinating Aida to all their audiences – with the statement ‘Chris does it all, rarely heard verses included also with great insights into some little known songwriters…Don’t miss it!'