A B O U T C H R I S
Chris Emkey is a pianist, keyboardist, and vocalist originally from Reading, Pennsylvania. His start in music came at age 9, stumbling through "Ode to Joy" by ear at home after hearing it played by the school band.
After gigging his way through high school in local bars and restaurants, Chris enrolled in Berklee College of Music's Piano Performance program. Once his degree was complete, Chris moved to Nashville in 2016 to pursue music full-time.
Live & Studio Work
Now based in Nashville, Chris keeps busy on stages and in studios. Chris works and performs with a wide variety of artists and bands as a keyboardist, as well as solo piano/vocal gigs.
Despite Nashville's reputation as the "country town", Chris has found himself involved with pop, blues, rock, gospel, musical theatre, and jazz... No two weeks are the same!
This versatility has led to opportunities to work with some of Nashville's best, including jazz keyboardist Karlton Taylor (Victor Wooten), blues guitarist Carl Stewart (BB King), and rock guitarist Kris Bell (Bo Bice).