Chris Cheek

Tenor Sax
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10/24/2019
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David Berkman Quartet
10/23/2019
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David Berkman Quartet
09/17/2019
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Emilio Solla, Chris Cheek & Julien Labro
07/03/2019
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Tuomo Uusitalo Trio feat. Chris Cheek
05/27/2019
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Guillermo Klein Sextet
04/24/2019
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Matt Pavolka's Horns Band
03/14/2019
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Jochen Rueckert Quartet
03/13/2019
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Jochen Rueckert Quartet
01/17/2018
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Matt Pavolka's Horns Band
01/28/2017
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George Garzone's Cosa Nostra
01/27/2017
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George Garzone's Cosa Nostra
12/19/2016
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The David Ambrosio/Russ Meissner Sextet
04/13/2016
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The Nate Radley Quintet
03/07/2016
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The Justin Mullens Octet
09/09/2015
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Seamus Blake & Reeds Ramble
09/08/2015
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Seamus Blake & Reeds Ramble
08/05/2015
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Colin Stranahan's "Stranaband"
04/06/2015
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Seamus Blake & Reeds Ramble
01/17/2015
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The Eliot Zigmund Quartet
07/26/2014
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The Mike Rodriguez Quintet
07/25/2014
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The Mike Rodriguez Quintet
07/08/2014
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The Lucas Pino Nonet
04/03/2014
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The Aaron Parks Quartet
04/02/2014
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The Aaron Parks Quartet
03/30/2014
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The John Chin Trio
03/15/2014
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"Reeds Ramble"
03/14/2014
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"Reeds Ramble"
03/13/2014
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"Reeds Ramble"
09/19/2013
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"Reeds Ramble"
09/18/2013
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"Reeds Ramble"
09/14/2013
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The Mike Rodriguez Quintet
09/13/2013
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The Mike Rodriguez Quintet
05/28/2013
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The Seamus Blake Quintet
08/22/2012
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The Ferenc Nemeth Quartet
01/29/2011
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Emilio Solla & The Tango Jazz Conspiracy
01/28/2011
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Emilio Solla & The Tango Jazz Conspiracy
02/13/2010
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The Eliot Zigmund Quintet
02/12/2010
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The Eliot Zigmund Quintet
08/20/2009
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The Victor Prieto Quartet
12/16/2008
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The Tom Beckham Group
11/20/2008
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The Emilio Solla Group
06/18/2008
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The Alan Ferber Nonet
03/13/2008
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The Frank Locrasto Quartet
03/08/2008
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The Emilio Solla Quintet
03/07/2008
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The Emilio Solla Quintet
01/17/2008
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The Alan Ferber Nonet
10/20/2007
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The Emilio Solla Group
10/19/2007
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The Emilio Solla Group
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Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Chris Cheek, the son of a junior high school band director, began playing the alto sax at the age of 12. Chris played in a variety of local Jazz and Blues bands in the St. Louis area while attending Webster University. In 1988, on scholarship, he went to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he studied with Joe Viola and Hal Crook, eventually receiving a bachelors degree in performance. Chris moved to New York in 1992 and since then has played and recorded with a number of different groups including: Paul Motian's "Electric Bebop Band", "The Bloomdaddies", Charlie Haden's "Liberation Music Orchestra", The Brian Blade Fellowship, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Luciana Souza, David Berkman, and Guillermo Klein's "Los Guachos". Chris has played in Japan, China, Russia, Canada, throughout much of Europe and the United States, with these and other bands. In addition to appearing on over 60 albums as a sideman, Chris has recorded 4 albums as a leader on Fresh Sound Records, "I Wish I Knew", "A Girl Named Joe", "Vine", and most recently "Blues Cruise", featuring Brad Mehldau. While he continues to be actively involved in a number of different musical projects, Chris plays regularly with his own band at various clubs in the U.S. and abroad.Weblinks:www.chrischeek.net