Chris Bullock is a New York City based saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He’s had a distinguished career performing with a plethora of artists across all musical styles, most notably being a long-time member and composer of the genre-bending ensemble Snarky Puppy. With the Pup’s, he has been awarded five Grammys and frequently travels performing at the major concert halls and music festivals around the world.

Chris’s musical journey started as a child when he discovered the Beach Boys, hip-hop, four track cassette recorders and instruments such as the clarinet and electric guitar – all of which continue to inform his musical voice even today. In 2018 he released his debut solo album Boomtown: a hybrid of improvisation, jazz, chamber music, electronic music and hip hop production elements. With his Boomtown band he has toured across the US and Canada bringing a groovy, synth heavy ensemble that includes some of the musical leaders of his generation.

Over his career Chris has collaborated on numerous projects and performances with artists like David Crosby, Michael McDonald, Lalah Hathaway, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Charlie Hunter, Chris Thile, Robertinho Silva, Metropole Orkest, Phish, & Soulive. He was recently commissioned to write and record his first film score for Aelita – a vintage, silent, early sci-fi film, that was released as an album.

Education has also been an important part of his professional life: teaching masterclasses at universities, colleges, and high schools globally. He holds music degrees from East Carolina University and Michigan State University plus studied at the University of North Texas. He currently endorses Yamaha Saxophones & Boston Sax Shop reeds & accessories.