Guitarist/vocalist Chris Cortez is also the proprietor of Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts. With the help of a grant from the city of Winter Park, Chris leads his group through a concert set every Thursday night, followed by a jazz jam session, all free of charge to the general public. Band members include Doug Mathews, Walt Hubbard, and Ed Krout.
Chris has 9 CDs as a leader, 30 as a producer, and 15 as a sideman. In addition to running the center, Cortez and his wife Melody also own Blue Bamboo Music, a record label supporting a dozen jazz artists. You can hear samples of Chris's records, purchase CDs, and read more about Chris here.
Join Cortez and friends every Thursday night at 8PM.