Based in Paris France since 2002, Canadian bassist Chris Jennings has established himself as double bassist with the Dhafer Youssef Quartet with Tigran Hamasyan and Mark Guiliana, with guitarist Nguyên L, his groups include  Rita Marcotulli, Danny Gottlieb, Roberto Gato, Rick Margitza, Karim Ziad, Bojan Z, the Fragile Beauty project, as well as with renowned Turkish ney master Kudsi Erguner, the Thomas Enhco piano trio and the renowned ‘El Gusto’ Algerian traditional chaabi orchestra to name a few. An international performer, composer, leader, arranger and teacher, playing a wide variety of musical genres and styles on both upright and electric basses. After 7 extremely varied albums released under his own name, his latest release with the Chris Jennings “Drum’n Koto,” continues this tradition and features Nguyên Lê and Kudsi Ergüner as special guests. 

Past releases include his self-titled Chris Jennings Quartet CD featuring French musicians Manu Codjia (el. gtr), Pierre Perchaud (ac. gtr), Patrick Goraguer (drums), and leading a trio with renowned American drummer Leon Parker for three years. Chris has always continued his longstanding “Jennings/Perchaud” duo with acoustic guitar, a “Solo Double Bass” project evolve for over seven years now, as well as the “Chris Jennings String Quintet” featuring musicians of the London Symphony Orchestra. He completed Bachelors (B.A.) in Jazz Performance from the University of Toronto, Canada (2000), and a Masters (M.A.) in Music from the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, Holland (2004). Teaching at the Didier Lockwood Music School since 2005 and having taught at the Conservatory of Chelles France for 7 years.