Chris Beebe Aldridge : sax
Chris is regarded as one of the UK and Europe's finest saxophonists and possesses a wide ranging technique which ranges from beat boxing while playing flute, to playing two saxophones at the same time. His versatile vocal skills vary from bouncy raps to lush harmonies and hard-edged punk snarls.
He performs a variety of music to suit any occasion including popular chart music, jazz, classical and ballards. He is completely self contained and can perform solo, duo and a full band if the situation is called for.
Chris released his debut album in 1997 throughout the Middle East and Europe. Reviews have compared his saxophone expertise to Grover Washington and earned him a prestigious endorsement from Keilwerth saxophones. He also performed on the soundtrack to the film Intimate With A Stranger which was premiered at Cannes Film Festival.
Chris's wide-ranging abilities have taken him on tours with US3, Geno Washington, Jaki Graham as well as appearances with UK, American and Asian jazz icons such as Gerard Presencer, John Dankworth, Victor Mendoza and Surinder Sandhu.
In addition to having airplay on Jazz FM and the Paul Jones blues show, one of Chris's saxophone solos was included in the Montreux Jazz Festival compilation CD in 1999.