With his father being a tenor saxophonist and an avid Dexter Gordon fan, Chris grew up with music, inspiring him to pursue his own path towards becoming a career musician. Chris found his first opportunity to play live as a trumpet player in bands for the United States Army. Once his tour was officially finished, Chris began to study Jazz at the University of North Texas to refine his skillset and capabilities even further. Always seeking to learn more about his craft, he excelled in his studies while simultaneously recording with many of UNT’s renowned ensembles.
Challenging himself to put his newfound skills to work while still an undergrad, Chris gained additional experience traveling the world, performing and teaching in the Czech Republic and Seoul, South Korea, before taking his trumpet on the high-seas for a gig performing lead & solo trumpet as a featured player on Carnival Cruise lines. Once he had returned home officially, he went on to complete his master’s degree in 2012 and instantly began to immerse himself in the Dallas, Texas music scene. He’s had the honor & privilege of performing with tremendously talented artists and bands and legendary names in the industry like Bobby Shew, Richie Cole, Delfeayo Marsalis, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Temptations, and The Polyphonic Spree, in addition to sharing the stage with incredible local talent from throughout the Dallas scene and far beyond.
After the release of his brand-new debut record Influenced in 2018, the inspiration, enthusiasm, and support for Chris Borin’s music still continues to grow exponentially by the day. Through an incredible set-list of songs that fully represent the stunning musician he’s truly become, his eclectic and charismatic compositions are designed to move the mind, body, and soul. With sounds that embrace the free-spirit of the Dixieland Jazz style, to timeless melodies that reveal the deep connection Chris has to the emotional power his trumpet can bring to music of all kinds, the widespread range of ideas on Influenced confirm that his limitless imagination and deep commitment lead him to extraordinary results.
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