Chris Trzcinski is an active session drummer/educator on the Asian music scene. Having resided in Shanghai, China for 10 years, he has come to be know as one of the top call session drummers in Asian. He is best known for his ability to perform a wide variety of music, spanning from Rock, Pop, Jazz, Flamenco, and classical, which in turn makes him one of the busiest musicians in Asia.

In recent years Chris has toured extensively with artists such as Wang Leehom, David Tao, J.J. Lin, Jam Hsiao, Yen J, and Ding Dang, and has had the honor of sharing the stage with great artists such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Laura Fygi, Kenny Burrell, Ira Sullivan, Buddy Morrow, Frankie Avalon, Shawn Jones, Sa DingDing, Shunza, Hu Yan Bing, Li Quan, and Coco Zhao. He has also played with accomplished ensembles such as The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Cleveland Philharmonic, The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, and The JZ All-Star Big Band.

Chris has toured extensively throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. He has performed in music festivals such as Montreal Jazz festival, Hamburg Reeperbahn Music Festival, Yokohama Jazz Festival, Shanghai International Jazz Festival, Beijing Jazz festival, Penang Jazz Festival, Taichung Jazz Festival, and Tri-C Festival.

Aside from live performance, Chris has worked as a session drummer appearing on the most highly rated tv shows in China such as, Chinese Idol, Sing my Song, DreamSTAR, Celebrity Battle, and The World is Listening.

Some of the more recent recorded artist include: Wang Leehom “Free Show”, Sa DingDing “Live at Royal Albert Hall”, HuYanBin, Li Quan, Alec Haavik “Ye Shanghai”, Andy Hunter Quartet, Possicobilites “Dream Situation”, Lawrence Ku “Process”, Far East Quartet, and 24hrusa.

Chris is also widely active with music education in China. He currently holds a teaching residence at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Beijing Contemporary School of music, and the Jz School.


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