Chris Screven


I have been a musician (guitarist) for 55 years. I played blues in local bands and studied jazz at a conservatory for 3 years before changing my career path and getting a day job. Since then I have grown my jazz playing with a focus on traditional jazz, Brazilian jazz, and finger style jazz and, in recent years, have also focused on African/World music and played with an 8 piece African band for 3+ years and a 6 piece world music band for 3+ years.

I am currently involved with a world music band and a guitar duo but am also looking to form or join a jazz trio or quartet. With that in mind, I am looking for a bass player and percussionist. The hope would be to play for fun and create new interpretations of existing material and write new material with sessions every couple of weeks or so. If it takes we can also do some recording and possibly some gigs.

I have placed some links to videos of me playing as well as some recordings I have done over the last few years. They can be viewed on my be channel "screvenc". There are also more demo recordings on sound cloud at /screvenc/chris-screven-demos. You can contact me at chris dot screven at msn dot com.

Screen name:
Chris Screven
Member since:
Nov 01 2012
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week


Hiromi Uehara, Baden Powell, Bola Sete, Antonio Carlos Jobim Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Chick Corea, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Micheal Camilo, Robbin Ford, Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, Big Bill Broonzy, Matt Murphy, Little Walter, James Cotton, BB King, Freddy King, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans, Bobby Mcferrin, Charlie Byrd, Lenny Breau, Oscar Peterson, Tuck Andress,Eva Cassidy, Tommy Emmanuel, Mike Dawes

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:


Nylon String Guitars, Electric guitars, Acoustic Steel String Guitars., Midi guitar