Chris Flory

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Chris Flory
Born (1953-11-13)November 13, 1953
New York City, U.S.
Genres Jazz, swing
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1970s–present
Associated acts Benny Goodman, Scott Hamilton

Chris Flory (born November 13, 1953 in New York City) is an American jazz guitarist.

Flory began playing professionally in Providence, Rhode Island, in the 1970s. He played with Benny Goodman from 1979 to 1985, toured throughout China in 1992, and among his other credits include work with Ruby Braff, Judy Carmichael, Roy Eldridge, Scott Hamilton, Illinois Jacquet, Buddy Tate, and Bob Wilber.[1]

In an interview with JazzTimes, Flory stated that his music has been inspired by Charlie Parker, Charlie Christian, T-Bone Walker, and Jimi Hendrix.[2]


  • For All We Know (Concord Jazz, 1988)
  • City Life (Concord Jazz, 1993)
  • Word on the Street (Double-Time, 1996)
  • Blues in My Heart (Stony Plain, 2003)
  • For You (Arbors, 2008)
  • Chris Flory Quintet Featuring Scott Hamilton (Arbors, 2012)