Guitarist/vocalist Chris Cortez is also the proprietor of Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts. With the help of grants from the city of Winter Park and United Arts of Central Florida, 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.