IUP alumnus Chris Conte will present a music business seminar on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. in Cogswell Hall 126. He is a professional bassist and singer in New York City.
Conte has vast experience navigating the professional music scene in Manhattan, performing classic, swinging American Songbook jazz and blues favorites. He takes influence from musical legends such as Nat “King” Cole, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Steve Tyrell, Harry Connick Jr., and Diana Krall, while his voice is often compared to that of a young Chet Baker or Mel Torme. His performance will satisfy audiences of all types. While his singing, bass playing, and band mates will be featured, the real stars of the night are the timeless songs.
Conte lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York. In addition to performing for upscale private events, Conte can be found singing and playing at concerts and festivals in the Tri-State area. He teaches vocal and double bass on a limited basis from his home.
Department of Music