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Chris Alcaraz

Chris Alcaraz has been playing music since his four-year-old hands first held a violin. He learned to play guitar at seven, electric bass at eight and double bass at nine. Chris attended Arizona State University on a Jazz scholarship and played double bass in the University Symphony. Upon moving to Austin, Chris began playing and touring with Texas Tornado, Ernie Durawa, and Ernie pianist Wiley Cousins. Chris toured Scandinavian, relocated to Finland, recorded his first solo album with the group , and moved to London — where his singles “Anne” and “To Your Heart” received national airplay on BBC Radio 2. Returning to the States, Chris formed his own band and was introduced to teaching by his early mentor Bud Dimock, who also taught jazz giants Grant Geissman and Stanley Jordan. Chris serves as Bassist, Vocalist and Musical Director for DURAWA with Ernie Durawa and Will Knaak (Blue October) — and as the Bassist for NY Blues Hall of Fame artist, Murali Coryell, in Murali’s Texas based touring group with Ernie Durawa. Genres range across the spectrum: rock, blues, soul, country, jazz. As Chris says “The music is about peace, love, togetherness and improving the human condition. Now is the time for these messages to be heard and shared. We are all part of ‘One Human Race’ together. To survive and thrive, we have to do this together.”