Japanese Jazz Violin Summit and Cultural Exchange

Christian’s visit to Japan in November 2012 made waves in both the jazz and string playing communities as he taught his curriculum for string players and performed several concerts across the country during 7 days. “It was an amazing cross cultural exchange,” says Chris, referring to the culmination of a decade of work since founding the annual week-long “Creative Strings Workshop” in Columbus, Ohio.”Because of the level of organization as well as the quality of collaborators, this recent visit made a huge impact in the community of music educators and string players in Japan.