Bassist Christopher Johnson began his musical studies with Project S.T.E.P. in Boston at the age of 7 before studying at New England Conservatory with Don Palma and getting his master’s at Manhattan School of Music with Tim Cobb. He’s a member of Rootstock Republic, JP Jofre Quintet, Sphinx Virtuosi, The ReCollective Orchestra, Black Rock Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and Classical Tahoe Orchestra. He has been a substitute bassist with New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Wordless Music Orchestra, and Verbier Festival Orchestra just to name a few. He won 1st place at the International Society of Bassist orchestral excerpt completion, premiered the musical Jagged Little Pill at A.R.T., and played on the soundtrack of The Lion King with Hans Zimmer. Chris has performed with stars such as Jon Batiste, Bel Biv Dove, Chaka Khan, Earth Wind and Fire, The Roots, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Salt N Peppa, Joshua Bell, Rene Fleming, Midori Goto,and Yo Yo Ma, just to name a few.