Chris Kase studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and at the University of Massachusetts where he was a student of and assistant to Natalo Paella.
Throughout the length of his career Chris has been awarded numerous prizes for performance and for composition. He was one of only 15 trumpet players, on an international level, to be chosen to participate in the Thelonious Monk Competition in Washington DC in 1997. It was from 1997 on that Chris chose Madrid, Spain as his home. There he has had an intense musical and pedagogical career and has been featured at numerous venues and in prestigious music schools throughout the country. He has been a guest professor at the University of Connecticut and the University of Michigan and has appeared at numerous international jazz festivals such as Jazz-it-up! In Macau.
More than seventy of his compositions have been edited and recorded by groups such as the Barcelona Teatre Lliure Chamber Orchestra, Creativa Jazz Orchestra, Bird of Paradise Orchestra, Musikene Big Band and the Bob Sands Big Band.
Collaborations in jazz: The Mingus Big Band, Adam Nussbaum, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Mintzer, The Bird of Paradise Orchestra, Steve Coleman, Chick Corea, Steve Wilson, Al Foster, Grant Stewart, Bruce Barth, Jacob Sacks, David Berkman, Perico Sambeat, Iñaki Salvador, Jorge Pardo, Don Braden.