Welcome to my site !
I am pleased to announce some concerts in July ! – Members of the band are René Creemers (drums),
Herman Wolters (keyboards), Teun Creemers (bass) and special guest Saskia Laroo (trumpet).
July 5 – Brebl / Nijmegen
July 14 – Cactus / Hengelo
July 29 – Epe / Jazz Comes To Town Festival
OUT NOW on digital platforms :
‘Passengers’ is my positive vibes shuffle as single release. Written and pre-produced many years ago for my album ‘Seven Frames Of Mind’, but it never appeared on the CD. Now finished with the help of my friends Saskia Laroo (trumpet), Herman Wolters (piano), Marcel Serierse (drums) and Udo Pannekeet (bass). Enjoy Life ! – ‘Passengers’ CrisCrazz Records (CCR059)
OUT NOW on digital platforms: The Colour Of Blue (single) CCR058
Recorded in the pandemic lockdown. while working on music for a new album. Although known as a musician who publishes instrumental compositions, this song inspired me to include vocals. I decided to invite rapper MC Complex to my studio, a collaboration that went very well. At that time we could not foresee the currently increasing importance of the words ! The track also features Hungarian saxophonist Tony Lakatos and my Dutch musical friends, René Creemers (drums), Phaedra Kwant (bassguitar) and Jeroen de Rijk (percussion).
Some sights and sounds from a concert in January 2019. With Herman Wolters (keyboards), René Creemers (drums), Jeroen de Rijk (percussion) and Teun Creemers (bass).
Camera: Martijn van Beenen
FORTY 8 DAN
BLUESNACHT – ‘Brauhaus’ Nordhorn
05.02.2020 – 20.00 hours
Listen to a three minute compilation preview of the latest album.
Listen to one of Chris’ most enduringly popular tracks Whales in its entirety.
It is available on the album Wild Kingdom as well as the compilation Nightcruising.
Navigation is the latest album by Chris Beckers, recorded with Jimmy Haslip, Gary Novak, Eric Vloeimans, Chris Hinze, Herman Wolters, Rene Creemers, Phaedra Kwant, Marcel Serierse, Hermine Deurloo, Efraim Trujillo, Ilja Reijngoud, Jeroen de Rijk and the Red Limo String Quartet.
(Click on the image below to see more of the Digipack design).
Navigation review excerpt from ‘Jazzthing’
‘The balanced compositions make this record pure enjoyment (…) and Beckers’ guitar makes majestic circles.’
Much more on the reviews page.
Video introduction to Navigation
Some sights and sounds of the latest album.
Video introduction to Seven Frames of Mind
Guitar intro as played on the album ‘Seven Frames of Mind’ (2009). Short excerpt filmed by Martijn van Beenen.