Christopher Brydge

Christopher B.

Norfolk, VA
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Christopher delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 80 and special needs

Teaching since:

I have been a professional bassist for 28 years and teacher in the Tidewater area for over 20 years. As a teacher I've taught in the public school system for 14 years as an orchestra director. I have also taught at the Governors Magnet School for the Arts, Chesapeake Public Schools Summer Jazz Camp and held adjunct faculty positions at the College of William and Mary as well as Christopher Newport University.
As a performer I am a member of the Virginia Symphony Jazz Orchestra playing with artists like Shirley Jones, Bernadette Peters and Debbie Boone . I have also performed with notable jazz artists such as Frank Foster, Steve Wilson, Rick Margitza, John Abercrombieand, Joe Locke and John Fedchock. I also perform regularly with Hampton Roads Jazz artists Woody Beckner, John Toomey, Jae Sinnett, Jeff Smith and the Roy Muth Big Band.

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Nov 1998 - Present
Roy Muth Big Band

I am the regular bassist for the band. This big band plays jazz repertoire from 1920's through the present.

Sep 1997 - Present
Virginia Symphony Jazz Orchestra

I am a regular member of the VSJO. I play in the symphony pops concert series. I have had the pleasure of playing with Bernadette Peters, Shirley Jones, Lorna Left, Chanticleer and Natalie Merchant to name a few.


Bachelor of Music
Sep 1995 - Aug 2000
Old Dominion University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bachelor of Music education
Aug 2000
Old Dominion University

With my current diploma I am certified in the state of Virginia to teach Band/Orchestra kindergarten through 12th grade.

Photos & Videos

Performance with the Virginia Symphony Jazz Orchestra

Jazz gig with the Tony Mata Trio

Alpha Music Bass Contest
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Stephanie Nov 9, 2018

One of the coolest and most inspiring people you're gonna meet!

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