Chris Parker is a multi-instrumentalist and music educator based in the Midwest. Growing up in Bloomington, IN, he attended the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and began his professional music career performing throughout the Midwest. He has performed or recorded with Dave Stryker, Rich Perry, Scott Wendholt, Chris Potter, Jim Ridl, Tim Armacost, Charlie Ballantine, Jamey Aebersold, Frank Glover, Greg Abate, Jim Snidero, Monika Herzig, Rob Dixon, and many others. He is on music faculty at Olney Central College in Southern Illinois, maintains a private teaching studio, and is on the board of the Jazz Education Network JENerations Jazz Festival. His debut album as a leader, “Moving Forward Now”, is available on all major online music platforms.