Chris Gestrin

Chris Gestrin, a Vancouver native, has been an integral part the Canadian music scene since 1995 when he graduated with a Film Scoring diploma from Berklee College. He is a multi-keyboardist, pianist, composer, engineer, producer, and has contributed to over 250 albums. Gestrin’s eclectic talents and ability bring musical inspiration to all situations are what make him so popular. He has received numerous awards for his work, including 9 Juno awards. Gestrin is a jazz musician who has shared the stage with some of the most prominent names in Jazz. Gary Peacock and David ‘Fathead’ Newman were among the others. Chris has had the privilege of working with many prominent musicians, including Jann Arden and Bob Rock, D.O.A.., Colin James (Vince Gauraldi Trio), Petra Haden, Dave Douglas, Ben Heppner. Roy Forbes, Nickelback. Loudon Wainwright III. Long John Baldry. Jeff Healey. Chris’s original music was featured on numerous television programs, including The Dead Zone and Dark Angel, The L-Word. The Outer Limits, Crash Test Mommy and Rob Feenieā€™s New Classics. His score for “Songs She Wrote about People She Knows” was nominated in the 2016 Canadian Screen AwardIn for ‘best original music’. Chris worked with Ocular tip media, Diarmuid CONWAY and Jeff Carter to create the beautiful combination of music and images in the film “Inside Passage”, which was shown at film festivals across Canada and the United States. Downbeat magazine listed his song, “Stillpoint”, on the Songlines label as one of the top albums of 2003. Chris currently performs with Canadians like The Hard Rubber Orchestra and Coco Love Alcorn. He is also a member of The Jerry Granelli Trio and Brad Turner. He’s hard at work in his studio recording recordings for various artists, including Juno winners and nominees.

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