A Little Bit About Bittner //
Chris Bittner is a saxophonist and composer based in New York City. Originally from North Carolina, Bittner has performed with groups all over the east coast, in styles ranging from jazz to R&B, folk, gospel, and country. Bittner can be heard as a sideman in clubs in the NYC area such as Fat Cat, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Smalls, Rockwood Music Hall, Blue Note Jazz Club, Zinc Bar, and many more. He has also performed internationally with his quartet at the Bern Jazz Festival in Bern, Switzerland. A recent Juilliard graduate, he has had the opportunity to play alongside jazz greats such as Jimmy Heath, Bill Charlap, Herlin Riley, Jon Faddis, Rodney Whitaker, Etienne Charles, Aaron Diehl, Donny McCaslin, and many more. He is currently working on composing new material to perform with his own quartet and is busy with numerous other projects.
"He is creative and destined to find his own sound and style in music, through his acknowledgement of jazz history and tradition in the present" -Ron Blake (Christian McBride Big Band, Mingus Big Band, SNL Band)
"Hey Chris...I really enjoyed hearing you, you're a bad dude...looking forward to the next time..." -Walter Smith III (Terence Blanchard, Ambrose Akinmusire, Eric Harland)
-Triad City Beat (Cultural and entertainment publication source, NC)