"R&B birthed me. Some people grow up listening to Van Halen and the Beatles..I grew up listening to Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. My parent's record collection was crazy growing up so i was playing Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield records at an early age. Funny thing is the older you get the more music you discover, but I always came back to Stevie, Marvin, Curtis, Donny of course and my Dad's favorite, Al Green." - Chris Turner
With his Debut Album coming out soon [Liquid Love] ... his blend of the various R&B, Soul and Nu-Jazz often jazz and soul come together so well that it had me putting the video below on reply. As a Californian native specific to Oakland he felt the pull of music at 4 and when your dad's a singer that's just an added bonus of support. He auditioned for YMP [Young Musicians Program] at University of California and was accepted, this program it helped home his talent after much success with the SF Jazz High School Ensemble he was selected for the prestigious GRAMMY High School Jazz Ensemble and this let him work with Carlos Santana, Dave Koz to name a few.
Chris Turner- Find A Way (Live in NYC) from LightUp Film on Vimeo.
To hear word for word from the man's mouth click [HERE] or maybe a little bio [HERE].
A little you should know about Chris is that he thought about being a chief at one point but music pulled him in and once you fall in love with music, you can only be heartbroken by society's inability to accept you.
Website: http://christurner.bandcamp.com/ :: Twitter: @LOVEchildCT :: Tumblr: http://amourchild.tumblr.com/