Chris Sigerson

Chris Sigerson has been an active member of the Vancouver music scene for more than twenty years. He grew up in a musical family, receiving his first piano lessons from his Grandmother, Father, and Uncles. There were no family gatherings where the piano did not become an important part of the event. Chris learned most of the "standards" he knows from just being around the house. After many years of listening he finally earned a "spot on the rotation" at the bench.

Chris received the music award in high school and enrolled in the jazz studies program at Vancouver Community College in the early 1980's.While at college he studied piano with Elmer Gill and formed a trio with Ken Lister on bass and Craig Scott on drums. Chris, Ken, and Craig still play together whenever they can.

He plays a variety of musical styles in a wide range of settings and has played with many top Canadian and International musicians. He has been on many recordings as a sideman and has produced four Cd's of his own. They include; "Heritage" with Campbell Ryga, Ken Lister, Craig Scott, and Kevin Elaschuk. "A Father's Dream" with Bill Coon and Ken Lister. "Merry Chris Chris Christmas" with Chris Nelson. "A Christmas Tribute" with Bill Coon. He has been featured on numerous C.B.C. broadcasts.

Chris is an experienced teacher. He also works as a vocal accompanist at Vancouver Community College with Kate Hammett-Vaughn. Pianists who have been a big influence for him include; Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Ahmad Jamal, Monty Alexander, Gene Harris, Kenny Barron, McCoy Tyner, Wynton Kelly, Fats Waller, Oscar Peterson, Vince Guaraldi, Marvin Sigerson, Dale Clarke.

He currently lives in Coquitlam, B.C. with his wife, an elementary school music teacher, and their three young children.

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