Christian Howes (musician)

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Christian Howes
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Christian Howes in Aarhus Denmark 2011 with Joel Harrison String Choir
Background information
Birth nameChristian Llewellyn Howes
Born (1972-02-21) February 21, 1972 (age 47)
Rocky River, Ohio, U.S.
OriginColumbus, Ohio
Occupation(s)Musician, teacher, composer
InstrumentsViolin, viola, bass, guitar
Years active1990–present

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]

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

Selected discography[edit]


Howes is the brother of American author, entrepreneur, and former professional Arena League football player, Lewis Howes.


  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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