Performed in the Aspen area for 21 years in house
bands that include the St. Regis, Syzygy, and the
Little Nell Hotel. Also performed in concert with pop
artist Kenny Loggins, The Temptations, John Denver,
Bo Diddley, Jimmy Buffet, and Francine Reed, as well
as jazz greats Ernie Watts and Nelson Rangell.
Chris has also taught band and choir in the Roaring Fork
Valley schools the past 15 years, and is the director of
school programs for JAS Aspen as well as a current
Smokin’ Joe Kelly was a guitarist for Ike & Tina Turner, Tina Turner Solo, and later with Bill Withers.