London based Saxophonist Chris Rand grew up on the south coast of Dorset. He moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music in 2009. He now plays in the top London venues and around the world as Saxophonist to some of the UK’s top Jazz and Blues artists.
He has played alongside Rolling Stones Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, and has performed as guest with George Porter Jr (The Meters) and Guitarists Mick Taylor and Chris Jagger. Chris has also perfromed alongside guitarist Elliot Randall (Steely Dan, Blues Brothers) as well as Sax player Davey Payne (Ian Dury and the Blockheads). Chris has also supported the Allan Evans Trio (Soulive) and The New Mastersounds as well as the Haggis Horns (Amy Winehouse/Adele) and George Porter Jr (The Meters) & the running partners. Chris has also recently joinnned the Bad Manners boys on their Summer Tour and will conitune as a regular horn player.
Chris has performed at Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Boarderline, Bulls Head Jazz Club and 100 Club. As well as appearing at festivals including London Jazz, Camp Bestival, Larma Tree, Swanage Jazz, Colne Blues, Ealing Blues, Ray Davis’ Meltdown Festival, Chilfest and Wychwood festival.
Although primarily a Tenor Saxophone player Chris also plays Soprano, Alto and Baritone Saxophones. As well as doubling on Clarinet and Flute.