Chris Byars

Tenor Sax
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05/14/2024
Mezzrow
Neal Miner, Chris Byars & Jason Tiemann
04/23/2024
Mezzrow
Chris Byars quartet
04/10/2024
Smalls
Chris Byars Quintet
03/19/2024
Mezzrow
Neal Miner, Chris Byars & Jason Tiemann
02/20/2024
Mezzrow
Neal Miner, Chris Byars & Jason Tiemann
02/06/2024
Mezzrow
Chris Byars, David Pearl & Ari Roland
02/04/2024
Smalls
Chris Byars Original Sextet
12/26/2023
Mezzrow
Neal Miner, Chris Byars & Jason Tiemann
12/24/2023
Smalls
Chris Byars Quintet
11/26/2023
Smalls
John Lang Earotica
11/21/2023
Mezzrow
Chris Byars, Neal Miner & Masahiro Sakuma
09/19/2023
Mezzrow
Chris Byars, Neal Miner & Jason Tiemann
08/27/2023
Smalls
Ai Murakami Quartet
08/24/2023
Smalls
Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Quartet
07/04/2023
Mezzrow
Chris Byars, Chris Flory & Ari Roland
05/28/2023
Smalls
Chris Byars Sextet
05/09/2023
Mezzrow
Chris Byars, John Merrill & Neal Miner
04/11/2023
Mezzrow
Chris Byars quartet
03/28/2023
Mezzrow
Chris Byars quartet
02/28/2023
Mezzrow
Chris Byars, John Merrill & Neal Miner
01/15/2023
Smalls
Ai Murakami Quintet & Jam Session
01/10/2023
Mezzrow
Chris Byars, John Merrill & Neal Miner
12/11/2022
Smalls
Chris Byars original sextet
06/26/2022
Smalls
CHRIS BYARS ORIGINAL SEXTET
05/04/2022
Smalls
Tom Dempsey/ Tim Ferguson Quartet
04/18/2022
Mezzrow
Pasquale Grasso Quartet
04/04/2022
Mezzrow
Pasquale Grasso Quartet
03/07/2022
Mezzrow
Pasquale Grasso quartet
02/20/2022
Smalls
Chris Byars original sextet
11/28/2021
Smalls
Chris Byars original sextet
10/04/2021
Mezzrow
Pasquale Grasso & Ari Roland
08/29/2021
Smalls
Chris Byars Original Sextet: Bird’s 101st Birthday Celebration
06/06/2021
Smalls
Chris Byars Quintet
02/23/2020
Smalls
Chris Byars Original Sextet
02/10/2020
Mezzrow
Chris Byars Trio
01/26/2020
Smalls
Chris Byars Original Sextet
08/25/2019
Smalls
Chris Byars Original Sextet
08/21/2019
Smalls
Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Quartet
07/28/2019
Smalls
Chris Byars Original Sextet
05/26/2019
Smalls
Chris Byars Original Sextet
04/28/2019
Smalls
Chris Byars Original Sextet
04/08/2019
Mezzrow
Bassist Ari Roland
02/18/2019
Mezzrow
Neal Miner, Chris Byars & Chris Flory
02/14/2019
Smalls
Chris Byars Original Sextet
01/20/2019
Mezzrow
Ari Roland Pasquale Grasso, Chris Byars, & Keith Balla
09/23/2018
Smalls
Ai Murakami Quartet feat. Sacha Perry
09/13/2018
Smalls
Chris Byars Original Sextet
08/19/2018
Smalls
Ai Murakami Quartet feat. Sacha Perry
08/09/2018
Mezzrow
Chris Byars, Chris Flory & Neal Miner
07/31/2018
Mezzrow
Sasha Dobson, Chris Byars, Dred Scott & Neal Miner
07/29/2018
Smalls
Ai Murakami Trio feat. Sacha Perry
07/01/2018
Smalls
Chris Byars Sextet
05/27/2018
Smalls
Sacha Perry Trio
05/13/2018
Smalls
Chris Byars Original Sextet
04/29/2018
Smalls
Sacha Perry Trio
03/11/2018
Smalls
Chris Byars Sextet
02/02/2018
Smalls
Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Quartet
01/06/2018
Smalls
John Marshall Quintet
01/05/2018
Smalls
John Marshall Quintet
09/23/2017
Smalls
The Chris Byars Sextet
09/22/2017
Smalls
The Chris Byars Sextet
04/15/2017
Smalls
The Chris Byars Nonet
04/07/2017
Smalls
Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Quartet
01/28/2017
Smalls
The Chris Byars Sextet
06/20/2016
Mezzrow
John Merrill w/Chris Byars & Corin Stiggall
05/29/2016
Smalls
The Freddie Redd Birthday Celebration
03/19/2016
Smalls
The Chris Byars Quintet
11/28/2015
Smalls
The Chris Byars Group
06/13/2015
Smalls
The Chris Byars Septet
03/21/2015
Smalls
The Chris Byars Sextet
02/12/2015
Smalls
The Jamale Davis Quintet
11/20/2014
Smalls
The Chris Byars Quintet
09/13/2014
Smalls
The Chris Byars Sextet
04/19/2014
Smalls
The Chris Byars Sextet
01/11/2014
Smalls
The Chris Byars Sextet
11/02/2013
Smalls
The Chris Byars Sextet
09/14/2013
Smalls
The Chris Byars Quartet
08/03/2013
Smalls
The Sacha Perry Quartet
05/25/2013
Smalls
The Chris Byars Quartet
03/23/2013
Smalls
The Chris Byars Quintet
12/29/2012
Smalls
The Chris Byars Quintet
08/24/2012
Smalls
The Chris Byars Quartet
06/16/2012
Smalls
The Chris Byars Quintet
02/08/2012
Smalls
Vocalist Yaala Ballin
12/23/2011
Smalls
Shawn Aileen Clark
12/17/2011
Smalls
The Ari Roland Band
01/28/2011
Smalls
The Chris Byars Octet
01/07/2011
Smalls
The Chris Byars Quartet
01/01/2011
Smalls
The Ari Roland Quintet
11/06/2010
Smalls
The Chris Byars Octet
11/05/2010
Smalls
The Chris Byars Octet
09/18/2010
Smalls
The Chris Byars Octet
09/17/2010
Smalls
The Chris Byars Octet
08/07/2010
Smalls
The Ari Roland Quintet
06/22/2010
Smalls
The John Mosca Quintet
04/10/2010
Smalls
The Legendary Freddie Redd Sextet
04/09/2010
Smalls
The Legendary Freddie Redd Sextet
10/31/2009
Smalls
The Ari Roland Quintet
10/30/2009
Smalls
The Ari Roland Quintet
08/28/2009
Smalls
The Brad Linde Ensemble
08/19/2009
Smalls
After - hours Jam Session
03/28/2009
Smalls
The Legendary Freddie Redd Sextet
03/27/2009
Smalls
The Legendary Freddie Redd Sextet
10/04/2008
Smalls
The Chris Byars Tentet
10/03/2008
Smalls
The Chris Byars Tentet
04/11/2008
Smalls
The Yaala Ballin Group
01/26/2008
Smalls
The Chris Byars Quartet
01/25/2008
Smalls
The Chris Byars Quartet
10/13/2007
Smalls
The Chris Byars Quintet
10/12/2007
Smalls
The Chris Byars Quintet
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CHRIS BYARS is an award-winning saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator based in New York City. He divides his artistic focus between development of original material and studying the vast repertoire of jazz composers of the 20th century. He plays alto, tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, and flute. For over two decades, Chris has been a staple of the New York City jazz scene, performing at the city's finest venues, including Smalls, Mezzrow, the Village Vanguard, Dizzy's Club, Birdland, The Jazz Gallery and Iridium.Chris is an innovative and prolific composer. He has written for ensembles of all sizes, from trio to full orchestra. His seventeenth commercially-released CD as a leader, "Look Ahead", was released on SteepleChase Records in May 2023.Chris was commissioned by the WDR Big Band to arrange a concert featuring trumpeter Scott Wendholt in August 2024, his seventh guest appearance with the organization. Chris has also arranged for John Pizzarelli Big Band, The Nashville Symphony, and the Omaha Symphony.As a Cultural Envoy for the U.S. State Department, Chris has traveled to over 50 countries to perform concerts and present educational workshops.Chris is an enthusiastic jazz educator. He teaches in affiliation with The New School and also privately, through his own studio or via Skype.  In 2023 and 2024, Chris was a featured clinician for the Barry Harris Institute.It's not easy to be Chris Byars. With an incredible array of talents brought to bear on his composition, arrangements, and cooking jazz performances, it's no wonder he's worked his way to the forefront of the myriad of jazz players overwhelming the scene.- Teddy Charleschrisbyarsjazz@gmail.comwww.chrisbyars.com