Chris Creswell is an
accomplished trombonist, composer, visual designer and educator currently
living in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL. Chris has enjoyed the privilege of
performing and recording with many of today’s top pop and jazz artist including
Mariah Carey, John Pizzarelli, Maceo Parker, Tom Kubis, Will Smith, Arturo
Sandoval, and many more. Creswell writes
marching band drill design, custom arrangements and original compositions for
high school and college bands, and has been distributed by 8press, and Marching
Show Concepts. Creswell has directed
bands at the Orange County High School of the Arts in Santa Ana, CA (2000 -
2005), Orange Park High School in Orange Park, FL (2005 - 2008) and Fleming
Island High School in Fleming Island, FL (2009 - 2012).
Chris still remains active as a trombonist in the
Jacksonville music scene performing at festivals, corporate events, and with
various jazz and chamber ensembles. He has also composed numerous original
compositions and arrangements for jazz ensemble including a commission for the
2008 Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Chris is an alumni of the Disney All
American College Band, The Epcot Grammy Collegiate Jazz Ensemble, and The Henry
Mancini Institute. Chris is a member of the American Society of Composers,
Arrangers, and Publishers (ASCAP).
Master of Music, Manhattan School of Music.
Bachelor of Music, University of North Florida.