Christian Howes (musician)

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Christian Howes
Birth name Christian Llewellyn Howes
Born (1972-02-21) February 21, 1972 (age 45)
Rocky River, Ohio, U.S.
Origin Columbus, Ohio
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, teacher, composer
Instruments Violin, viola, bass, guitar
Years active 1990–present
Labels Resonance

Christian Howes (born February 21, 1972) is an American musician, teacher and composer. He is an associate professor at the Berklee College of Music. His artistic collaborators have included Les Paul[1] and Greg Osby, and his sponsors have included Yamaha.

The 2009 Down Beat Critics' Poll ranked Howes at #2 under "Rising Stars/Violin". The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune called him "the finest, fieriest jazz violinist since Billy Bang".[2] Howes is the brother of entrepreneur Lewis Howes.

In 2011 Howes was awarded "Rising Star Violin" ranked #1 for Down Beat Critics' Poll.[3]

Selected discography[edit]

  • Heartfelt (Resonance, 2008)
  • Out of the Blue with Robben Ford (Resonance, 2010)
  • Jazz Fiddle Revolution
  • Jazz on Sale
  • Southern Exposure (Resonance, 2012)


  1. ^ Mark Subel, "PBJ & Jazz – The Cats and the Fiddle with Christian Howes", Jazz Columbus, February 19, 2010
  2. ^ "The Big Gigs: Shows to watch for in the next week", Star-Tribune, October 23, 2008
  3. ^ Downbeat Critics Poll, August, 2011

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