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Chris Standring

Chris Standring (born 1960) is a British-born smooth jazz guitarist known for his heavy use of 1970s-style musical nuances. Before launching his own solo career with his 1998 album "Velvet", Standring represented a third of the band SolarSystem, a one-shot project that combined elements of jazz and hip-hop.

Chris Standring was born and raised in Buckinghamshire, England; classically trained at the London College of Music, he further honed his skills during a decade spent working for the BBC as well as a number of theatrical orchestras on London's West End. From there Standring relocated to Los Angeles, where he became a top session player after recording with everyone from Bebe & Cece Winans to Jody Watley to Carole Bayer Sager; in 1996, he also teamed with keyboardist Rodney Lee to helm the acid jazz combo SolarSystem. After touring for a year and a half with trumpeter Rick Braun, Standring issued his solo debut Velvet in 1999, scoring the smooth jazz radio hit "Cool Shades"; Hip Sway appeared a year later. Groovalicious came next (2003) followed by Soul Express (2006). Love & Paragraphs (2008) spawned the title track hit radio single.

Jazz Music

Bossa Blue
Fast Train to Everywhere
Gentle Persuasion
Have Your Cake and Eat It
Love and Paragraphs
Miss Downtown Sugar Girl
Oliver's Twist

Rock

Sneakin' Out the Front Door

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