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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.

Chris Hodgkins International Quartet featuring Jinjoo Yoo (USA) + Wayne Wilkinson (USA) + Chris Hodgkins + special guest Alison Rayner completed a tour of England in May 2019. The tour was supported by Arts Council England, Noson Allen/Night Out , Pizza Express Live and Splash Point Jazz Club.

An  outstanding Anglo/American quartet led by award winning trumpet player Chris Hodgkins with 29 year old South Korean pianist from New York, Jinjoo Yoo, “one of the most exciting pianists on the scene in New York”. Wayne Wilkinson a headline guitarist, “one of the best, most underrated jazz guitarists in the USA”, and Alison Rayner on bass, winner of the Parliamentary Jazz Award 2018 for Best Ensemble.

The tour took a fresh look at music ranging from lesser known standards to band originals plus 4 original pieces.

“This live chamber jazz album exhibits a wonderful chemistry between the trio of trumpeter Chris Hodgkins and guitarist Wayne Wilkinson. Captivating.” The Musician.

Full details are available at: http://www.chrishodgkins.co.uk/bandsgigs/

Radio stationsClick 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. 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 2018 and a video of the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2017 at the PizzaExpress Live at Holborn here and details of the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018 here

The 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards,  take place at PizzaExpress Live, Holborn, London on Tuesday 3rd December 2019.

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.

Also  released  is Lenore Raphael, Wayne Wilkinson and Chris Hodgkins at PizzaExpress Live, Dean Street, London, The album was  launched,  with special guest Alison Rayner, at the PizzaExpress, lunchtime on the 11th November as part of the London Jazz Festival 2017.  Three new album releases are planned for late Autumn 2019 and early 2020.

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Chris has just published on the  Music Business Resource  page as a free download Where do you want to be – a business planning manual for jazz music students and musicians. 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  Online Music Business Resource page.

Chris has just signed up to the website developed by Emily Saunders  at: http://jazzconnects.com/ An excellent venture and information jazz site that needs your support. Please sign up.

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