Origin Artist

Chris Symer



Born and raised in Southern California, bassist relocated to the Northwest in 2002 where he continues to make his living as a freelance musician. Equally comfortable in the classroom, stage or recording studio, Chris has stayed busy doing everything from teaching to playing on feature films. Notable projects have included recordings with Bill Anschell ("Rumbler" 2017), Johnaye Kendrick ("Here" 2014), James Knapp ("Scrape" 2013), and Nelda Swiggett ("Stringtet" 2014) as well as tours to South America with Anschell (2012, 2014) and Kendrick (2013).

Studies in jazz and classical double bass performance combined with a love for bass guitar have provided Chris with an appreciation of many styles of music and an ability to fit into almost any musical situation. His open minded approach has led him to the somewhat unusual practice of tuning his own double bass in fifths an octave below the cello, he remains fascinated by the tonal palette the tuning provides.


RECORDINGS FEATURING Chris Symer


Brent Jensen
Origin 82821

Bill Anschell
Origin 82728

Jaiman Crunk
Origin 82625

Brent Jensen / Bill Anschell / Chris Symer
Origin 82621

Jim Knapp & Scrape
Origin Classical 33018

Nelda Swiggett
OA2 Records 22108

Nelda Swiggett
OA2 Records 22063

Daniel Barry
OA2 Records 22039

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