Christopher Nielsen began as a drummer-percussionist in many local and touring groups out of the Minnesota Music Scene. He evolved as a pianist and multi-instrumentalist through his lifelong career as a bandleader, producer, and composer for video and television productions. His musical tastes are founded on jazz, blues, R&B, Soul, classical, and multicultural folk music. His style has evolved to reflect a range of acoustic piano in the likes of Yanni meets George Winston meets Ramsey Lewis meets Chick Coera with a percussive back-beat from origins of drummers like Billy Cobham, Carmine Apiece, Tony Williams, and bands like Earth Wind and Fire, Weather Report, Miles Davis to Tower of Power. "Our Voyage Home" is his first album after a 15-year sabbatical and documents work from over a 40 year period. As Chris reenters the music world and embarks on this exciting new chapter, he hopes to get his music introduced more to international audiences and feature film producers. “I am thankful that music comes so naturally to me and it is a great feeling when I can create a unique piece of music and people can find enjoyment through a connection to an emotional idea or memory”. Chris has many fluid musical ideas that are brewing and a continued eye on his "voyage home" will be well worth your while and I anticipate will inspire a positive mood in your life.
Feature: Cover story in Lifoti Magazine: https://www.lifoti.com/2021/04/lifoti-interview-christopher-nielsen.html