The University of North Texas trombone studio is pleased to welcome Chris Seiter as an adjunct instructor for the coming school year.
Chris Seiter began his jazz trombone career in the Dallas/Fort Worth area while a student at the University of North Texas, where he was a four-year member of the One O'Clock Lab Band. He immediately became an active freelance and studio trombonist in the area, performing with such notable artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, Ray Charles, and many others. Seiter received the Frank Rosolino Memorial Jazz Award from the International Trombone Association for outstanding collegiate jazz trombonist, following the year the honor was awarded to fellow UNT alum Conrad Herwig. After UNT, Seiter relocated to New York City, where he performed, toured, and/or recorded with the Toshiko Akiyoshi New York Big Band, the Bob Mintzer Big Band, the Woody Herman Orchestra, and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Seiter was a two-time recipient of jazz study grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Through these grants, Seiter studied jazz improvisation with Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely, and David Liebman.
Chris currently resides in the Dallas area where he is an active freelance trombonist and performs regularly with the Official Texas Jazz Orchestra, Them Bones, and the Project Band. Chris also serves as coordinator, arranger, and trombonist with the White's Chapel United Methodist Church Orchestra in Southlake, Texas.