Jazz saxophonist and recording artist Chris Reinhardt, born and raised in Berlin, Germany started his instrumental education at age eleven, first attented music school in Erfurt, Germany guided by sax mentor Wolf Iben, later moved back to Berlin where he joined university program to specialize in jazz and popular music.
Chris gets inspiration from celebrated jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, saxophonist Boney James as well as artists Terence Blanchard, Till Brönner and Will Downing. 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 jazz genre.
After his collaboration with soul singer Bashiyra 'The Voice' on her single "It's Working Out" (2010) and the appearance as a semi-finalist of the International Songwriting Competition in the jazz category in 2011 (ISC - Nashville, TN. USA), he's currently in the studio crafting his upcoming debut album.
"Mind Evolution" released spring 2011, featuring soul/jazz vocalist Rogiérs (former organist, keyboardist & background singer of multi-platinum Grammy winner Alicia Keys), produced by LA/Miami transplant and producer Astral22 is the first release of his upcoming CD titeld "Inside Identity" that features guest appearances by Jesse Fischer (keys), Federico Beltro (drums) and Felix Dubiel (piano). The single "Mind Evolution" reached #1 on ReverbNation's local jazz charts, constantly grooves in the Top 20 for 51 weeks and enters the Top 50 radio charts on Smooth Jazz Now.
Chris regularly appears live on stage with pianist Felix Dubiel. His solo debut album "Inside Identity" is scheduled for a 2013 release.