Welcome to the Chris Hodgkins' website. You will find details of Chris’s activity: gigs, touring, bands, recordings, videos, music, broadcasting, blogs, business education and projects he is currently undertaking.
Click on the TuneIn button to hear Chris with his programme Jazz Then and Now on Jazz London Radio Chris also presents Jazz Is..... on Pure Jazz Radio in New York. Click on Pure Jazz Radio to hear Jazz Is........ Chris will also be playing playing selected tracks form HotHouse young musicians. Grateful thanks to Jon Eno and all at HotHouse. Chris's programme schedule for Jazz Then And Now on Jazz London Radio can be seen at Programme Schedule
Musically Chris was described by Declan Connolly of Span Arts as playing "Mature Mainstream" - a wonderful catch all phrase where anything goes.
In July 2017 Chris was appointed by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group to act as their Secretariat. The Secretariat team is Chris and Sarah Pellew and details can be found at: All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group The Group recently held the Parliamentary Jazz Awards at PizzaEpress Live in Holborn, London. Details of the recipients can be found at: Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2017
Chris released two albums, in October 2017, Chris Hodgkins And His Band - Retrospection and Remembering John Evans. Chris worked with John Evans for over 30 years.
Just released (October 2017) is Lenore Raphael, Wayne Wilkinson and Chris Hodgkins at PizzaExpress Live, Dean Street, London. The album will be launched, with special guest Alison Rayner at the PizzaExpress, lunchtime on the 11th November as part of the London Jazz Festival 2017 and on tour
Chris has just published on the Online Music Business Resource “Where do you want to be – a business planning manual for jazz music students and musicians.” It is a free download available from the Business Education page. Also on the Online Music Business Resource are three new additions; the Guide To Marketing Your Band, Funding Tips, Guide To Getting Your Music On The Radio, which have been revised September 2017 and two new publication the Guide To Music Organisations– Including Copyright, royalties and IRCSs and A Quick Guide to Contracts for Jazz Musicians all are available as free downloads on the Business Education page.
Chris has just signed up to the new website developed by Emily Saunders and Andrew Lipscombe at: http://jazzconnects.com/ An excellent venture and information jazz site that needs your support. Please sign up.