Chris Attwood grew up in the Pacific Northwest , a product of the public school music system, showing talent at an early age. Attwoods playing is greatly influenced by the rock, pop and soul bands. Chicago, EWF, AWB, Brecker Brothers, Crusaders, and Tower of Power, groups that showcased the power horns could bring to music.
Attwood studied classical and jazz music at Washington State University playing euphonium, valve trombone, and slide trombones. As a freshman won the jazz solo chair on valve trombone, and also first chair Euphonium playing in the prestigious WSU Wind Ensemble made up of mostly graduate students. Starting a professional career touring clubs and concerts at the age of 19. He could be seen playing in horn sections with many bands, orchestras, solo artists, big bands, and various shows over the years. As a musician, a life long learner, studying and playing much of the music of the legends past and present, Attwood demonstrates technique, feel, and a sound reflecting thousands of hours of performance experience .
In Chris’s words..."Playing the music of EWF is really a dream gig! I have the utmost respect and admiration for this music. It’s no walk in the park, chop wise you have to bring your A game to honor this great positive music.”