Chris Bullock is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer living in Brooklyn, NY. The Snarky Puppy member maintains an active schedule recording and performing in a large variety of musical settings around the world. As a longtime member and composer for Snarky Puppy, he has received four Grammy awards.
As a composer and band leader, he released his debut album, Boomtown. With his Boomtown band, Chris has brought a synth-heavy environment on live tours across the US and Canada. When not on tour, Chris is often found writing and arranging for various artists and recently began his first commissioned film score.
Originally from Asheville, NC, Chris’ musical obsession began as a child with early interests in the Beach Boys, 90’s hip-hop cassettes, and learning the clarinet and electric guitar. Over time the saxophone became central to his music making.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Chris has performed and/or recored with a variety of artists including David Crosby, Michael McDonald, Lalah Hathaway, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Charlie Hunter, Chris Thile, Eric Harland, Phish, and Soulive. In addition to his work as a live musician, Chris is also an educator and clinician. He received music degrees from East Carolina University, Michigan State University, and studied at the University of North Texas. Chris Bullock plays Yamaha Saxophones and Boston Sax Shop reeds, ligature, and accessories.