Multi-instrumentalist with a twist, Pianodrummer Christof Brownell plays an upbeat mix of funky reggae, groovy jazz, & rockin summer of love classics.
A different kind of live show with a unique, self-invented
stage set up and style. Christof plays piano (and/or organ), keyboard
bass, drums, and vocals all at once simultaneously! Other instruments in
the repertoire include: wheel drum, congas, various percussion, hi- hat
and kick snare. He developed his instrument set up after knee surgery
in 1995, as a form of physical and spiritual therapy. Christof has
showcased his unique sound and style throughout New Mexico and Colorado
participating in the Telluride Jazz Fest and Taos Solar Music Festival
numerous times. He has also performed in Beijing, Paris, and Hawaii.
Christof's wide variety of education and exposure to musical greats has
led to the creation of a brand of music which
is innovative and alive. He grew up listening to live jazz legends like
the great Ralph Sutton and Milt "The Judge" Hinton, and being inspired
by teachers and friends Livingston and James Taylor. He attended Berklee
School of Music in Boston. Christof has opened for headliners like
Burning Spear, Steel Pulse, Merl Saunders, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the
Skatalites, and Taj Mahal to name a few. Christof released a self
produced solo cd in the summer of 2006 entitled, "All at Once", where he
plays most every instrument, all at once. It is an eclectic mix of
styles which include, Blues, Ska, Reggae, R&B, Funk, Jazz, and World
music influences. This is a must see (and hear) one man band
performance providing a positive, groovy, dance vibe. Your ears won't
believe your eyes!