Chris Coyle is a bassist, composer and music educator based in Philadelphia, PA. As a very active performer, he can be found in an array of musical settings including Jazz (with his own Outside Sound ensemble, and with noted musicians such as John Swana, Behn Gillece, Doug Hirlinger, Matt Scarano, V. Shayne Frederick and others), Americana (Noggin Hill, Lady Bird), Experimental (Son Step, NotSoSilentCinema, Rhinoceri Trio) and World Music (Oscuro Quintet, Cunjunto Philadelphia, Ensemble Novo). As a composer, Chris has been recognized by the American Composers Forum, the McKnight Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Chris has performed and done workshops all over the Midwest and Northeast US, in Canada, Germany, and South Korea.

Venues performed at include The Kimmel Center, Carnegie Hall, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fringe Arts, The Painted Bride, Johnny Brenda’s, Boot and Saddle, The International House, Philadelphia Magic Gardens, World Cafe Live, Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), Joe’s Pub (NYC), The Somerville Armory, The Brattle Theater, Underground Arts and many many more…

Chris has spent much of his time sharing his musical experiences through private lessons, classroom teaching, clinics, workshops and residencies. He currently resides in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia and in his free time he enjoys things like hiking, ethnic food hunting, and brainstorming.


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