Chris has been performing professionally for 26 years. To date he has performed over 5000 gigs for Such clients as Walt Disney World, Ritz Carlton Resorts, The American Red Cross and many many more.
In 2006 Chris and co-writer Stacey Knights won the American Idol Underground songwriting competition (jazz category) with the song titled "Morning Monk".
Also in 2006 Chris won the Liberty Missouri Performing Arts New Artist Showcase.
In 2003 he was recognized by the Government of Key West Florida for his Composition titled "Storm of the Century" and his musical depiction of the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane.
In 2002 His song "Palma De Mallorca" was recognized by the King of Spain. He is noted for his great skill of guitar playing that is showcased on his Christmas CD and his Back To Brazil CD.