Chris Hewitt (b.1994) is a percussionist and composer originally from Exeter, California. He moved to Colorado in 2012 to study music at Colorado State University, and since has become an active musician in the Front Range. Chris can be found performing on drums alongside many of Colorado’s finest front jazz musicians. As a classical percussionist, Chris has performed with members of the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado State University Orchestra, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and alongside Broadway stars Tiffany Hass and Michael McCory-Rose.
Chris’s compositions have an adventurous yet accessible sound: his own brand of “indie-jazz” blends pop melodies with free improvisation, hard grooves and whimsical themes. He currently leads the Chris Hewitt Quartet, and co leads the “Stromboli Dreamboat Chamber Ensemble”, and 11-piece jazz group with electronics and narrator.