New Album: Low Ridin’


  • Chris Washburne’s Rags and Roots in the first round of the Grammys for “Best Jazz Vocal Recording.” Please consider nominating us!

  • The first review is in:

    CD Review:

    CHRIS WASHBURNE/Rags & Roots: The bone man blows your mind as he blows your ears open by surrounding himself with a killer array of modern jazzbos who all pull in the same direction when he reaches back to pull a piano out of a speakeasy whore house and relocates it to a whore house on Mars. Making classic rags modern and interspersing them with materiality of Washburn’s making, this set colors outside the lines and invites you to take a wild ride along with it as the familiar gets turned on it’s head in a most delightful fashion. A stomping good time, leave your inhibitions a the door and check in for a good time. Well done throughout.

    CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher

  • Honored to received such a great review from Gary Walker at WBGO – a true hero and champion of jazz!

  • Honored to be featured on the Columbia U homepage!


  • 04/25/2019
    Jazz Clinic at Carroll Music Del Sol Academy

  • 05/03/2019
    “Machito: A Latin Jazz Legacy” film screening and panel discussion at Hostos College in the Bronx

  • 05/04/2019
    Chris Washburne with Bobby Sanabria playing the music of Machito at Hostos College in the Bronx

  • 05/06/2019
    Chris Washburne with Bobby Sanabria at Gotham Hall in New York


"Chris Washburne is a young talent most deserving wider recognition."
- Howard Mandel, Jazz Critic for Downbeat and Village Voice

"Chris Washburne is a superior hard bop player..."
- Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

"Trombonist Chris Washburne... an excellent player..."
- Ben Ratliff, New York Times