Bio

Chris Gillette is a saxophonist and instructor based in Reno, NV.  Equally comfortable performing in a wide variety of settings ranging from traditional, straight-ahead and modern jazz to free improvisation and pop/contemporary styles, he has established himself as a versatile and unique player within the realm of creative music.  Chris’ debut album, Cedar Wisely, was released in March of 2013 on Songlines Recordings and he appears on bassist Zack Teran’s 2018 release Portalis on Orenda Records.  Also an experienced educator, Chris has directed large and small jazz ensembles at the university level in addition to coaching high-school ensembles and maintaining a private teaching studio for the past 13 years.  Chris earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon and his Master of Music Degree in Jazz & Improvisational Music from the University of Nevada, Reno.