Lyn Christie, MD, (né Lyndon Van Christie; born 3 August 1928) is an American jazz bassist. He was born and raised in Australia, earned a medical degree from Otago Medical School, New Zealand, and, while practicing as a physician in Australia, played in the Australian jazz scene until he moved to New York City in the mid-1960s. In New York, he initially worked as a medical doctor, continued to play jazz and attended the Juilliard School of Music. Christie has played with a variety of notable jazz musicians including Ahmad Jamal, Jaki Byard, Chet Baker, Paul Winter, Buddy Rich, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Tal Farlow and many others.
In the 1970s he established a teaching position and eventually became Director Emeritus of Jazz Studies at Westchester Conservatory in New York State.
- ^ Eugene Chadbourne, Lyn Christie, allmusic.com Accessed 15 February 2009.
- ^ The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies, by Leonard Feather & Ira Gitler, New York: Horizon Press, 1976
- ^ The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz; First Edition, two volumes, edited by Barry Kernfeld, London: Macmillan Press, 1988
- ^ The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, edited by Barry Kernfeld, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994
- ^ The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Second edition. Three volumes, edited by Barry Kernfeld, London: Macmillan Publishers, 2002
- ^ International Who's Who in Music and Musicians' Directory;. Eighth edition, Cambridge, England: International Who's Who in Music, 1977
- ^ Biographical Dictionary of Jazz, by Charles Eugene Claghorn (1911–2005), Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1982