Saxophonist and recording artist Chris Reinhardt, born and raised in Berlin, Germany started his instrumental education at age eleven in Erfurt, Germany. Later he moved back to Berlin to focus on his jazz specialization. Chris gets inspiration from celebrated trumpeter Chris Botti and saxophonist Boney James. Influenced by his own blend of jazz, with a touch of soul, R&B and pop, he brings his fresh, elegant sax grooves to create his own smooth twist on the contemporary jazz genre.
After his 2010 collaboration with soul singer Bashiyra 'The Voice' on her single "It's Working Out" and the appearance as a 2011 semi-finalist of the International Songwriting Competition in the jazz category (ISC, Nashville, TN.) alongside 2011 competition winner Gregory Porter, he has been in the studio crafting his upcoming debut album. "Mind Evolution" featuring soul vocalist Rogiérs (former organist, keyboardist and background singer of Grammy winner Alicia Keys), produced by LA /Miami transplant and label head Astral22 was the first teaser single of his album project titled "Inside Identity" that features international guest appearances by Felix Dubiel, Federico Beltro and Jesse Fischer.
"Mind Evolution" reached #1 on ReverbNation's independent German jazz charts twice in May 2013 and January 2014, and entered the Top 50 charts on Smooth Jazz Now for 16 weeks throughout summer 2013.
"Inside Identity’s" message emanates from the process of dealing with life's complex emotions. Reflecting and evaluating our state of mind with a growing sense of flow and realization. Beautiful moments and sad experiences all come together here in a way that influences each of us with a deeper connection and understanding of our own inner voice. "Inside Identity" crosses the bridge of jazz, soul and pop. Producer Astral22 and saxophonist Chris Reinhardt present a smooth, sensual, fresh and authentic journey that touches on a variety of human emotions. "Inside Identity" - A reflection on the cycles of love is scheduled for release on April 21st, 2014.
Chris Reinhardt ~ "Inside Identity"
01 - Drift
02 - Serenity
03 - Can't Find My Princess
04 - Magnetism (Interlude)
05 - Sweet Illusion
06 - Reflection of Faith
07 - Gateway
08 - Mind Evolution
09 - Sunflower In Your Eye
10 - Time Machine
11 - Miniature (Interlude)
12 - Tear of Parting
Produced by Astral22 and Chris Reinhardt
Presented by Zeitkugel Recordings and Astral22 Music