Born in Santiago, Chile in 1984 first
picked drums as an instrument until he made the switch
to harmonica in 2000, the latter would give him the
greatest joys of his life.
Cristian is active as a
professor, live player and session man for a diverse
array of artist that range from blues, pop, funk, rock,
latin, fusion and folklore using diatonic and chromatic
harmonica. He has recorded in various albums during
his career, being The Blues Swingers his main project
with whom he has recorded four albums.
continues to study everyday and has had the opportunity
to learn directly from musicians such as Mark Hummel, Gary Smith, Joe Filisko, Gonzalo Araya and Juan Moya both from Chile, he has an
average of more than 50 presentations per year, that
range from small concerts to large festivals. He has
had the chance to play abroad in Uruguay, Brasil, Argentina
and various cities in the United States including Chicago,
San Jose and San Francisco
His harmonica playing
style draws from the classic sound of Little Walter,
George Harmonica Smith and Jerry Portnoy, but with an
added jazzy color that gives him a signature sound.
"I only play seydel harps because
I find in them the perfect combination of quality sound
and durability they are very comfortable to play and
offer a great versatility to play different styles.
am really honored and happy to be part of the seydel
family and hope to transmit through my music there great
quality and sound."