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
Chris has also joined Martin Bennett's Old Green River Jazz Band. Please see Old Green River Jazz Band for details.
Chris has just released two albums, in June 2017, Chris Hodgkins And His Band - Retrospection and Remembering John Evans. Chris worked with John Evans for over 30 years.
Due for release in July 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. Plus tour dates to be announced.
Chris has finished writing “Where do you want to be – a business planning manual for jazz music students and musicians.” It will be a free open sourced publication. Publication will be in July 2017.
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.