Chris Turner is a classically trained crooner, a soul singer for the ages, with a classic sound that defies his years. Proving to be a writer for our times, he deftly combines jazz, hip-hop, funk, and soul in his music. From falsetto to scatting to laying down smooth and creative phrasings, Chris is bringing old soul back in a fresh sound.
Chris graduated from the New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music and immediately started working as an in-demand backing singer for the Soul, Jazz and R&B scenes in New York.
Chris tours internationally with his own group as well as with Esperanza Spalding, Bilal, Harvey Mason Sr., Dianne Reeves, Eric Harland, Kris Bowers, Mara Hruby and Jennah Bell. In February 2012, he was selected to perform as an “Artist To Watch” by BET’s Music Matters. Chris released his first single, “Liquid Love,” the video for which debuted on BET, in February 2013. That single was just released on Sony Records as part of Music Matters first compilation album, along with Melanie Fiona, Big Sean, Miguel and others. His single, “Fly Love,” is being distributed internationally by Rebirth, a remix and DJ label. Recently Chris opened for GRAMMY Award winner, Gregory Porter, at The Town Hall, where he won over the sold out crowd and received a standing ovation. Chris’s current digital mix tape, called “LOVELife Is A Challenge” is out now and available at iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers. He is currently working on his first full-length album LOVEchild with Killiam Shakespeare and others, and most recently began writing and recording with MeLo X for Ceelo Green’s upcoming album on Atlantic Records (fingers crossed).